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IBM is developing 10,000 times faster graphene chip

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IBM builds graphene chip that’s 10,000 times faster, using standard CMOS processes. Engineers at IBM Research have built the world’s most advanced graphene-based chip, with performance that’s 10,000 times better than previous graphene ICs. The key to the breakthrough is a new manufacturing technique that allows the graphene to be deposited on the chip without it being damaged (something that has heretofore been very hard to achieve).
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New nanotechnology breakthrough – “giant surfactants”

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University of Akron researchers have developed new materials that function on a nanoscale, which could lead to the creation of lighter laptops, slimmer televisions and crisper smartphone visual displays.

Known as “giant surfactants” — or surface films and liquid solutions — the researchers, led by Stephen Z.D. Cheng, dean of UA’s College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, used a technique known as nanopatterning to combine functioning molecular nanoparticles with polymers to build these novel materials. Continue reading “New nanotechnology breakthrough – “giant surfactants”” »

Self-Assembling Polymer Molecules Create Complex Microchip Structures

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Using tiny posts to guide the patterning of self-assembling polymer molecules, researchers at MIT developed a new technique to create perfect square and rectangular patterns of tiny polymer wires on microchips.

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3-D Self-Assembling Polymer and New Microchips

3-D Self-Assembling Polymer Materials Could Lead to New Microchips.

As computer chips continue to shrink, developers are reaching the limits on how small they can make patterns for wires. A team of researchers at MIT believe they have a solution to this problem. By using self-assembling polymer materials that form tiny wires and junctions, they found a new way of making complex three-dimensional structures. Continue reading “3-D Self-Assembling Polymer and New Microchips” »