Organic transistors bring us closer to brain-mimicking AI

It has the ability to learn, and is equipped with both short-term and long-term memory.

Scientists create the smallest transistor ever

Smallest. Transistor. Ever

Carbon nanotube transistor outperform silicon for the first time — a turning point in electronics

Scientists devise the most promising carbon nanotube transistors yet.

Quantum materials may replace silicon in transistor construction

In today’s world, silicon has few materials which actually contest its status as the king of electronics. However, that may change in the not so distant future. A group of Harvard researchers have used a quantum material called correlated oxide to make better, more efficient transistors. The strategy for building better and more advanced processors is pretty simple – even rudimentary:

New technique that allows self-soldering of carbon nanotubes may help replace silicon transistors

Carbon nanotubes and graphene have been hailed time and again as the wonder materials that will change the face of technology in the future. Before silicon can be dethroned from its reigning position, however, a lot of manufacturing issues need to be addressed. A new technique developed by researchers at University of Illinois provides a simple and straight-forward way of

New transistor boasts neuron-like capabilities. It learns as it computes, hinting towards a new parallel computing future

The human brain is possibly the most complex entity in the Universe. It’s absolutely remarkable and beautiful to contemplate, and the things we are capable of because of our brains are outstanding. Even though most people might seem like they’re using their brains absolutely trivially the truth is the brain is incredibly complex. Let’s look at technicalities alone: the human

Graphene transistors made using DNA assembly

As electronics become ever thinner, smaller and faster, scientists always need to think ahead and develop solutions to accommodate the computing needs of the future. For one, it becomes clearer with each passing day that silicon – the most used material in electronics – can’t be used anymore for tomorrow’s tech since we’re nearing its maximum potential. Graphene, the wonder

Breakthrough could usher away silicon and make way for graphene transistors

Time and time again we’ve hailed on ZME Science the cultural and scientific advances graphene is about to bring to humanity. It’s the strongest material known so far, while also being the lightest, it can be magnetic and – something of uttermost important to science – it’s the best electrical conductor that we know of.  The latter also comes with

The biological transistor is finally here opening a new age of computing

At the advent of the transistor during the middle of the last century, computers simply boomed as a new era of technology was ushered in. Though it may not have the same humongous impact the traditional transistor had during its introduction, the all biological transistor recently unveiled by scientists at Stanford University will surely change the way technology and biology

Is a single disk wipe enough to secure an SSD drive?

The growing use of Flash memory for storage with top end devices now available in the Terabyte region, has brought on the need for ever more effective technologies for not only recovering data from a Flash drive, but also for effectively wiping them. There are a number of important differences between legacy mechanical hard drives and Flash drives which can

Transistor nanowires stacked in ‘4-D’ hint to future tech

It’s amazing how this cross-section view on the right showcasing a  new type of transistor from  Purdue and Harvard universities resembles a Christmass tree, just in the nick of the time for the holiday season. Its design, however, has little to do with a Christmas trees. Make no mistake, the transistor’s shape and design follows a pattern that allows it to operate

Scientists develop single-atom transistor with ‘perfect’ precision

Australian scientists at University of New South Wales have successfully managed to build the first single-atom transistor, using a scalable, repeatable technique. The scientific community all over the world have already hailed this achievement as a highly important milestone, as single-atom transistors are considered as a critical building block for the eventual development of quantum computers. The tiny device was created

New spin makes graphene magnetic

I was telling you a while ago about the revolutionary material called graphene. Graphene is a one atom thick layer of carbon packed in a honeycomb lattice. Now, a team led by Professor Andre Geim, recipient of the Nobel Prize for graphene, showed that electric current (which is basically a flow of electrons) can magnetise the material. This could lead

Science ABC: the transistor

You may or may not know, but this little guy is practically the backbone of every single modern electronic device, and is considered by many to be the greatest discovery of the past century. Developed first in the 1920s, it didn’t get a lot of attention back then. It wasn’t until 1947 that John Bardeen and Walter Brattain at AT&T’s