The Future Could Be 1nm Graphene

The Future Could Be 1nm Graphene

It has been predicted that existing manufacturing materials used in microchips will eventually hit a wall that no amount of R & D can overcome. As a result researchers are looking into several other technologies such as Graphene.

"When current silicon transistor technology goes below 10 nanometers in size, it's predicted it will run into the laws of physics and will no longer be able to create reliable transistors.??

Graphene, on the other hand, is already seeing working transistors in the sub-10 nanometer range.  The researchers say their latest, unpublished work has used graphene to make transistors a single nanometer across."

To understand just how amazing this is, consider the amazing amount of processing power that Intel’s current Penryn family of CPUs have and imagine being able to fit dozens if not hundreds of such cores on a single die.

Sadly Graphene is still not ready for mass production at this time, but it is entirely possible that this technology will get the R&D push it needs and become mainstream in the future.
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there will ALWAYS be a way to make more efficient and smaller technologies... but I think its interesting that the next step past silicone is already in the testing phases... cool!

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we still have to see a technology that will really make it into the products that sell on the market.There are many speculations over the years,and a lot of materials tend to be implemented,but no one in the end survives 

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willardcw4:
there will ALWAYS be a way to make more efficient and smaller technologies...

You can't get any smaller than an atom.  I agree, things will become more and more efficient over time, but you can only get so small.

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willardcw4:
there will ALWAYS be a way to make more efficient and smaller technologies...

You can't get any smaller than an atom.  I agree, things will become more and more efficient over time, but you can only get so small.

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vicaphit:

willardcw4:
there will ALWAYS be a way to make more efficient and smaller technologies...

You can't get any smaller than an atom.  I agree, things will become more and more efficient over time, but you can only get so small.



ugh, yeah you can heard of quarks? or neutrons... well there are things smaller than an atom, and there is no limit to how small something can be, just as there is no limit to how big something can be.

physics is a wonderfull thing.


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ya dude.. quantum physics... eventually, our CPUs will be composed of energy waves instead of particles. LEET 

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1nm... wow.  I suspect it will happen eventually.  Sub atomic CPUs though?  I don't know about that.

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wonder how long before we start seeing this put into testing.

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