It sends electrons through narrow air gaps instead of sending them through silicon, Xinhua quoted author Shruti Nirantar from the…
Revolutionary transistor technology by sending electrons through vacuum, a team led by an Indian research scientist in Australia has revealed an apparatus that eliminates the use of semiconductor, making it faster and less likely to heat up.
It sends electrons through narrow air gaps instead of sending them through silicon, Xinhua lead author Shruti Nirantar quoted from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology as said.
“Every computer and phone have millions of electronic transistors made of silicon, but this technique reaches their physical limits where the silicon atoms will pave the way for the current flow, constraint rate and heat,” says Nirantar.
“Our air channel transistors technology has the power through air so there are no collisions to slow it down and no resistance in the material to produce heat, “she added.
The research group leader, Professor Sharath Sriram, declared passing electrons through a traditional solid transistor packed with atoms, like try to go down a busy street.
“The audience slows your progress and drains your energy. Driving in a vacuum, on the other hand, is like an empty highway where you can drive faster with higher energy efficiency, says Sharath.
For decades, the power of the computer has increased exponentially, almost doubled every two years, in a process known as Moore’s law. However, this growth has diminished as engineers are struggling for already microscopic transistors to become even smaller.
The lead author Nirantar said that their method, which means that the electrons pass through air gap 50,000 times less than a human breed, take a different path to the miniaturization of a transistor in an effort to maintain Moore’s law for decades.
The nano scale device is designed to be compatible with modern manufacturing manufacturing and development processes, as well as having applications for future use in space, including in nanosatellites.