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October 15th, 2007

Future PCs to be made from tiny carbon tubes

Abstract:
Future PC processors will be made minute tiny tubes of carbon, according to IBM. Its scientists have been working on the new technique that could fundamentally change the way processors are made in the future.

The method is reliant on the interactions between electrons and phonons and means the boffins can study the electrical behaviour of tiny carbon nanotubes, a material that shows promise as a building block for much smaller, faster and lower power computer chips compared to today's silicon transistors.

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