Swiss Lab Makes Molybdenum Microchip

- December 6th, 2011

The Engineer reported that a laboratory has produced a prototype microchip made with molybdenum that may compete with silicon.

The Engineer reported that a laboratory has produced a prototype microchip made with molybdenum that may compete with silicon.

As quoted in the market news:

It has not been possible until now to make layers of silicon less than two nanometres thick, because of the risk of initiating a chemical reaction that would oxidise the surface and compromise its electronic properties. Molybdenite, however, can be worked in layers only three atoms thick, making it possible to build chips that are at least three times smaller.

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