Monday, November 01, 2010

Heavy Metal

For years, researchers have tried to control the flow of electrons through metal with the same degree of precision as that of silicon because electrons move through metal at much greater speed, thus having the potential of creating blindingly fast systems at reasonable cost, something not considered to be doable until now.

"This is a fundamental change in the way you could produce electronic products, at high speed on a huge scale at very low cost, even less than with conventional methods," Keszler said. "It's a basic way to eliminate the current speed limitations of electrons that have to move through materials."

I Sing the Body Electric - Walt Whitman
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