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Breakthroughs may lead to more energy efficient transistors

Researchers at Penn State and the University of Notre Dame have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor technology that takes advantage of the quirky behavior of electrons at the quantum level. Transistors are the building blocks of the electronic devices that power the digital world, and much of […] … learn more→

Electron\’s negativity cut in half by supercomputer

While physicists at the Large Hadron Collider smash together thousands of protons and other particles to see what matter is made of, they\’re never going to hurl electrons at each other. No matter how high the energy, the little negative particles won\’t break apart. But that doesn’t mean they are indestructible. Using several massive supercomputers, […] … learn more→