New All-Carbon Metallic Wire Paves Way for Carbon Computing



A metallic wire made entirely of carbon has been created by a team of physicists and chemists from UC Berkley. This development could potentially impact carbon-based computers and transistors by providing a never-before-seen power boost that allows devices to hold their charges for months.

It all started by ensuring each circuit element was made of the same material.

After recognizing this was missing in all-carbon-based integrated circuit architecture, the team at UC Berkley developed the tool needed to build these working carbon circuits.

From there, they focused on metallic nanoribbons, or “ultra-narrow metallic conductors”. And now, the team is working with electrical engineers at UC Berkeley on semiconducting, insulating, and finalizing working transistors.

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