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The tiny electronic device, described today in a paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, uses as its active component an individual phosphorus atom patterned between atomic-scale electrodes and electrostatic control gates.

While single-atom devices have been developed before, these had an error of about 10 nanometres in positioning of the atoms, which is large enough to affect functionality.

Professor Michelle Simmons, group leader and director of the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), says it is the first time “anyone has shown control of a single atom in a substrate with this level of precise accuracy”.

Source ABC News.
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post #2 of 15
Broken link (for me anyway)

it's working now.

I can't wait to see what kind of performance can be done if these are used in CPUs biggrin.gif
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Wow... just wow...
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post #4 of 15
Now... give me a cpu using said transistors please and thank you.
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A new (golden) age in computing, demonstrated in that article.
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Swag to the maximum.

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this sounds very promising indeed thumb.gif
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post #10 of 15
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I was surprised that this wasn't up yet when I posted it, but I had the same reaction as the other people who have commented thus far. This is turbo mega awesome to the extreme max... or something. biggrin.gif
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