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Researchers tout diamond transistor breakthrough
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Written by Gizmo   
Monday, 20 April 2009 13:49

John Walko, EETimes Europe:

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed what they suggest is –with 50nm gate lengths -- the smallest diamond transistor ever.

The scientists, from the University's Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, led by Dr David Moran, say the transistor is half the size of the previous smallest diamond transistor, which was developed by a group at Japanese telecoms conglomerate NTT.

Due to its novel properties — such as large bandgap, high intrinsic mobility, and very high thermal conductivity— the researchers suggest diamond is an ideal material for future nanoscale electronic devices and could help the development of nascent technologies such as terahertz imaging and automotive collision detection.

 

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