System Bits: Sept. 3

Microprocessor built with carbon nanotubes Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were able to design a microprocessor with carbon nanotubes and fabricate the chip with traditional processes, an advance that could be used in next-generation computers. Work on producing carbon nanotube field-effect transistors has gone on for some time. Fabricated at scale, those CNFETs oft... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Sept. 16

Phosphorus: a promising semiconductor According to researchers at Rice University, defects damage the ideal properties of many 2D materials, like carbon-based graphene, but phosphorus just shrugs, making it a promising candidate for nano-electronic applications that require stable properties. The team analyzed the properties of elemental bonds between semiconducting phosphorus atoms in 2D s... » read more