Friday, January 13, 2012

Phosphorus atom prevent nano- weirs from going Quantum

A recent discovery expands how small shrinking micro circuitry get. Normally nanometer scale wires exhibit quantum mechanical behavior affecting their electrical resistance. Resent experiments that added phosphorus atoms to the wire have prevented this from happening because the electrons from the phosphorus move more freely.

Computer development is reaching the smallest size that circuits can reach before quantum mechanics becomes a problem. This reduces that point further making further miniaturization possible. The ultimate solution is the development of quantum computers which are only in the earliest stage of development. This discovery extends the time to develop quantum computers several more years.

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