Summary #1298

Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers

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  • The race to research carbon-based transistors and computers is officially on with the creation of the last piece of the puzzle of carbon-based computing - carbon wires.
  • It’s made from a carbon-based metal that’s a graphene nanoribbon (narrow, one-dimensional strip of atom-thick graphene).
  • The cable is created from precisely engineered molecules that join together in just the right way to reach the electronic state of a metal.
  • Compared to silicon computers, carbon would be many times faster and consume a fraction of the power.
  • The next major goal is to make functioning carbon-based transistors.

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