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Nano-Transistor Switches With Just One Electron, May Be Ideal For Molecular Computers, Science Study Shows

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July 9, 2001
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American Association For The Advancement Of Science
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A single electron makes the difference between "on" and "off" for a new transistor made from a single carbon nanotube, whose minute size and low-energy requirements should make it an ideal device for molecular computers. Dutch researchers introduce this nanotube single electron transistor, the first to operate efficiently at room temperature, in the 29 June issue of the international journal, Science.

A single electron makes the difference between "on" and "off" for a new transistor made from a single carbon nanotube, whose minute size and low-energy requirements should make it an ideal device for molecular computers. Dutch researchers introduce this nanotube single electron transistor, the first to operate efficiently at room temperature, in the 29 June issue of the international journal, Science.


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