November 1, 2010

...AND FASTER...:

New Breakthroughs In Diode Technology Can Take Electronics Far Beyond Silicon (Rebecca Boyle, 11.01.2010. Popular Science)

Electronic devices could get much more sophisticated with new diode technology that allows electrons to move around more quickly. Two groups of researchers are reporting advances in diode performance through new manufacturing processes — one uses a metal-insulator-metal system and another uses metamaterials to work with electromagnetic waves. The new systems could yield a new approach to electronics, researchers say.

In a paper published online in the journal Advanced Materials, scientists at Oregon State University report the creation of a high-performance "metal-insulator-metal" diode, something scientists have been trying to do since the 1960s. This is important for super-fast computing, advanced displays and other technologies, because current diode systems might be nearing their limits.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 1, 2010 1:40 PM
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