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January 13th, 2010

First molecular transistor created

Abstract:
The world's smallest transistor, made from a mere six atoms of carbon suspended between two gold electrodes, has been created by scientists from Yale University and South Korea.

Although transistors, which amplify or switch electric signals, are the fundamental building blocks of modern electronic devices, this molecular model is more of a scientific discovery than a technological breakthrough for now. But once such transistors are proven viable, they could help create smaller computer chips for consumer devices that stay cooler by not wasting energy.

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