Semiconductor-free Microelectronics




Engineers at the University of California San Diego have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device. Using metamaterials, engineers were able to build a microscale device that shows a 1,000 percent increase in conductivity when activated by low voltage and a low power laser.

The discovery paves the way for microelectronic devices that are faster and capable of handling more power, and could also lead to more efficient solar panels.
Source: JacobsSchoolNews
Read more: UC San Diego
Scientists Are Bringing Back Vacuum Tubes for Computers of the Future (popularmechanics.com)
The Future of Computers
Optical Computers
Semiconductors
Quantum Computing & Quantum Computing Books
Nanotechnology News & Nanotechnology Books
The Future of Computers, Semiconductor-Free Microelectronics, High-Efficiency Vacuum Tubes, Gold Nanostructure, Nanotechnology


More Posts:

All Terrain Marauder Dozer
Full 3D Virtual Chat Via Telepod (+VIDEO)
The Great River Turbine: Creating Green Energy in Public
Experience Out-of-body Sensations With TELESAR V
$1.17 Million Grant For Designing A BMI System For Stroke Survivors
Window Sockets Generate Solar Power
Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...
This Is What DARPA Thinks The Future Of War Will Look Like
Nanotubes Assemble! Rice Introduces Teslaphoresis
Watch Honda's Self Balancing Motorcycle Ride Itself To Follow Its Owner