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Home > News > It's all in the spin: Quantum physics cools down computers

September 25th, 2007

It's all in the spin: Quantum physics cools down computers

Abstract:
The future of Moore's famous law—that the number of transistors squeezed onto a computer chip can be doubled about every two years—is widely seen as threatened by the damaging heat generated by the chips themselves as their transistors become more densely packed.

But a new theory of circuit design from Stanford researchers, recently confirmed by experiments in Germany, exploits the celebrated quirkiness of quantum physics to drastically reduce the heat produced by electricity coursing through the tiny veins of semiconductors.

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