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New form of computer memory uses 100 times less power

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Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new low-power digital memory which uses much less power and is faster than other solutions currently available

The Illinois research group, led by professor Eric Pop, has managed to lower the power per bit to a fraction of that used for existing PCM solutions by using the smallest known electronic conductors instead of metal wires. The carbon nanotubes are 10,000 times smaller than a human hair and grown by chemical vapor deposition with iron catalyst particles on silicon dioxide/silicon (SiO2/Si) substrates. The resulting single-wall and small diameter multi-wall nanotubes were both found to be capable of switching the PCM bits.

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Written by bernardhornet

March 22, 2011 at 1:29 am

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