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Oct 6, 2020

Stanene is ‘100% efficient’, could finally replace copper wires in silicon chips

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics

Move over, graphene and carbyne — stanene, with 100% electrical efficiency at temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius (212F), is here, and it wants to replace the crummy, high-resistance copper wires that are a big limiting factor in current computer chips. Where graphene is a single-atom-thick layer of carbon, stanene is a single-atom-thick layer of tin.

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