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From Physorg:

“This body of work illustrates that carbon nanotube transistor technology has moved beyond the realm of scientific discovery and into engineering research,” said H.-S. Philip Wong, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford and a co-author of the paper. “We are now able to construct devices and build circuits on a wafer scale as opposed to previous ‘one-of-a-kind’ type demonstrations. Devices are in a circuit environment that is relevant to both today’s and tomorrow’s system needs.”

The handful of nanotube transistors in the circuits the team fabricated can’t compare to the hundreds of millions of transistors on a commercial microprocessor or memory chip, but their arrangement, the way they were made and their properties are much closer to commercial-grade than any nanotube devices made before, said Subhasish Mitra, an assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford.

 

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