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Purdue University: DNA-Like Material Could Bring Even Smaller Transistors

Feb 11, 2020 - Targeted News Service

[TNSenergyresearch] -- Purdue University issued the following news release:

Computer chips use billions of tiny switches, called transistors, to process information. The more transistors on a chip, the faster the computer.

A material shaped like a one-dimensional DNA helix might further push the limits on a transistor's size. The material comes from a rare earth element called tellurium.

Researchers found that the material, encapsulated in a nanotube made of boron nitride, help...