IBM reports major advance in nanotube-based transistors

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  1. Pine_net Chaos Product Registered Senior Member

    According to a press release (20 May 2002), IBM announced it has created "the highest performing nanotubes transistors to date and has proven that carbon nanotubes can outperform the leading silicon transistor prototypes available today". According to the release, the IBM researchers were able to achieve the highest transconductance (measure of the current carrying capability) of any carbon nanotube transistor to date. The company said, "With the announcement, IBM is taking carbon nanotubes . . . another step closer to becoming an option for replacing silicon transistors in future devices."

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    Schematic cross section of IBM's CNFET (carbon nanotube field effect transistor)

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