Navigation Links
Researching graphene nanoelectronics for a post-silicon world
Date:11/10/2011

Troy, N.Y. Copper's days are numbered, and a new study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could hasten the downfall of the ubiquitous metal in smart phones, tablet computers, and nearly all electronics. This is good news for technophiles who are seeking smaller, faster devices.

As new generations of computer chips continue to shrink in size, so do the copper pathways that transport electricity and information around the labyrinth of transistors and components. When these pathwayscalled interconnectsgrow smaller, they become less efficient, consume more power, and are more prone to permanent failure.

To overcome this hurdle, industry and academia are vigorously researching new candidates to succeed traditional copper as the material of choice for interconnects on computer chips. One promising candidate is graphene, an atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged like a nanoscale chicken-wire fence. Prized by researchers for its unique properties, graphene is essentially a single layer of the graphite found commonly in our pencils or the charcoal we burn on our barbeques.

Led by Rensselaer Professor Saroj Nayak, a team of researchers discovered they could enhance the ability of graphene to transmit electricity by stacking several thin graphene ribbons on top of one another. The study, published in the journal ACS Nano, brings industry closer to realizing graphene nanoelectronics and naming graphene as the heir apparent to copper.

"Graphene shows enormous potential for use in interconnects, and stacking up graphene shows a viable way to mass produce these structures," said Nayak, a professor in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer. "Cooper's limitations are apparent, as increasingly smaller copper interconnects suffer from sluggish electron flows that results in hotter, less reliable devices. Our new study makes a case for the possibility that stacks of graphene ribbons could have what it tak
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Mullaney
mullam@rpi.edu
518-276-6161
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Graphene pioneers follow in Nobel footsteps
2. New graphene-based material clarifies graphite oxide chemistry
3. Researchers discover method for mass production of nanomaterial graphene
4. Light-speed nanotech: Controlling the nature of graphene
5. Scientists prove graphenes edge structure affects electronic properties
6. Graphene yields secrets to its extraordinary properties
7. Graphene may have advantages over copper for IC interconnects at the nanoscale
8. Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap
9. Material world: Graphenes versatility promises new applications
10. UCR scientists manipulate ripples in graphene, enabling strain-based graphene electronics
11. Researchers design new graphene-based, nano-material with magnetic properties
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researching graphene nanoelectronics for a post-silicon world
(Date:9/23/2014)... -- Research and Markets  has announced the ... and IVD Applications (Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, Microarrays, Electrophoresis, ... This report defines markets and ... research use and in IVD.  Proteomics is the ... structure and function of proteins. This includes the ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Follow us ... steady popularity the world over, due to its ... in the marketplace is expected to come from ... developing countries. Several sub-Saharan countries in the African ... already implemented genetically engineered crop production strategies. Rising ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage" or "the Company") (OTC: ... announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Portage Pharmaceuticals ... its team for further development of its PPL-003 ... permeable peptide platform technology derived from human genes ... Ms. Holly Prentice ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... New York , September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a leading provider of  Closed System Transfer     ... new exclusive partnership with Taiwanese distributor MedFront Medical Technology Corporation. ... bodies in Taiwan , ... approval as the company continues to expand globally, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Proteomics Markets for Research and IVD Applications (Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, Microarrays, Electrophoresis, Immunoassays, Other Technologies) 2Proteomics Markets for Research and IVD Applications (Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, Microarrays, Electrophoresis, Immunoassays, Other Technologies) 3Proteomics Markets for Research and IVD Applications (Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, Microarrays, Electrophoresis, Immunoassays, Other Technologies) 4Rising Focus on Food Security Spurs Growth in the Global Agricultural Biotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Rising Focus on Food Security Spurs Growth in the Global Agricultural Biotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Rising Focus on Food Security Spurs Growth in the Global Agricultural Biotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Portage Announces New Consultants for its PPL-003 Development Programs 2Portage Announces New Consultants for its PPL-003 Development Programs 3Portage Announces New Consultants for its PPL-003 Development Programs 4Equashield Enters Taiwan Following Expansion to Australia, Japan, China 2
... AMSTERDAM, October 13 Amsterdam Molecular,Therapeutics ... gene therapy,announced today that the European Medicines Agency has ... for the treatment of,Duchenne muscular dystrophy. , ... (DMD) entitles,AMT to ten year market exclusivity in Europe ...
... HAIKOU CITY, China, Oct. 12 ... CPHI ), which develops,manufactures, and markets specialty pharmaceutical ... the Roth China Conference, to be held,October 12-14, 2009, ... participate in one-on-one meetings with conference attendees throughout,the three-day ...
... 12 Dr. Michael Merzenich , PhD ... brain plasticity expert and tech entrepreneur - was ... Washington, D.C. Also a member of the National Academy of ... scientists and doctors in the U.S. who have been selected ...
Cached Biology Technology:AMT Receives EMEA Orphan Drug Designation for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 2AMT Receives EMEA Orphan Drug Designation for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 3Dr. Michael Merzenich Joins Venerable Short List Honored for Cutting-Edge Neuroscientific Research 2Dr. Michael Merzenich Joins Venerable Short List Honored for Cutting-Edge Neuroscientific Research 3
(Date:9/23/2014)... vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental ... research, conducted by the University of Warwick,s Medical School ... published by BMJ Open focused on mental ... were consistently associated with an individual,s fruit and vegetable ... ate five or more portions of fruit and vegetables ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... humans, have parasitic DNA fragments called "jumping genes" that ... the process. And that phenomenon can result in age-related ... of Rochester now report that the "jumping genes" in ... multi-function protein stops keeping them in check in order ... study published today in Nature Communications , Professor ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... grass in recent years has been identified as the ... the aroma also summons beneficial insects to the rescue. ... signals the environment via the emission of volatile organic ... parasitic wasps to come to the plant that is ... said Dr. Michael Kolomiets, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Eating five a day may keep the blues away 2A multi-function protein is key to stopping genomic parasites from 'jumping' 2Mown grass smell sends SOS for help in resisting insect attacks, researchers say 2Mown grass smell sends SOS for help in resisting insect attacks, researchers say 3
... of the school takes off in fear, tipped off by a ... researchers reporting online on February 23 in the Cell Press journal ... is really made of. Within that chemical brew is ... When a fish is wounded, fragments of the sugar known as ...
... N.Y. -- University at Buffalo engineers have developed a ... properties: When viewed from a single perspective, the polymer ... Used as a filter for light, this material could ... identify the "true color" of objects examined. An image ...
... The immune system protects from infections by detecting and ... of conventional clinical approaches in the fight against infectious ... Science , Miguel Soares from the Instituto Gulbenkian de ... School of Medicine and David Schneider from Stanford University ...
Cached Biology News:For fish, fear smells like sugar 2A rainbow for the palm of your hand 2New strategies for treatment of infectious diseases 2
... BacMagic™ DNA Kit provides a positive selection ... recombinant protein expression in insect cells. The ... generating recombinant baculoviruses by eliminating the time-consuming ... is an AcNPV genome with a portion ...
... CLS number is a new product number, ... If showing no availability yet, please order ... contact customer service for assistance. ... Dim: surface area 500 cm 2 ...
Mouse Anti-Human Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor, two domains, long cytoplasmic tail, 4 (KIR2DL4 Monoclonal Antibody Family: New...
Gridded Cell Culture Petri Dish (20 mm molded in base), tissue-culture treated...
Biology Products: