Graphene Computers Work 1000 Times Faster, Use Far Less Power

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In Brief

Researchers from several universities have teamed up to develop a radical kind of transistor. Instead of using silicon, the team used to build a logic gate series that uses less power but could work 1,000 times faster than current ones.

Graphene At It Again

The discovery of graphene in 2004 began a flurry of studies to isolate other two-dimensional materials. Graphene was found to be a wonder material, possessing a set of unique and remarkable properties. One of these is its ability to conduct electricity ten times better than copper, the most commonly used conductor in . At room temperature, graphene is also capable of conducting electricity 250 times better than silicon, a rate faster than any other known substance.

These properties led a team of researchers from Northwestern University, The University of Texas (UT) at Dallas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Central Florida (UCF) to consider developing a graphene-based transistor. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, the team found that a graphene-based transistor could actually work better than silicon transistors used in today’s computers.

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Source: Futurism