Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 22:53 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "A group of researchers has fabricated a single-atom transistor by introducing one phosphorous atom into a silicon lattice. Through the use of a scanning tunnelling microscope and hydrogen-resist lithography, Martin Fuechsle et al. placed the phosphorous atom precisely between very thin silicon leads, allowing them to measure its electrical behavior. The results show clearly that we can read both the quantum transitions within the phosphorous atom and its transistor behavior. No smaller solid-state devices are possible, so systems of this type reveal the limit of Moore's law - the prediction about the miniaturization of technology - while pointing toward solid-state quantum computing devices."
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RE: next electrons?
by Browser Insider on Tue 21st Feb 2012 17:10 UTC in reply to "next electrons?"
Browser Insider
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2009-06-16

Now we need to figure out how to break appart an atom :-)

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RE[2]: next electrons?
by fran on Tue 21st Feb 2012 17:26 in reply to "RE: next electrons?"
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2010-08-06

Let's do the patent first. That is the easiest part.
I saw some drawings of patents lately. It's easy.

We draw some stickmen, a circle and some arrows.
Ought to fly through the patents office.

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