Nanopod from Telllur opened the way to the next generation electronics


Scientists have created a nanometer thickness wire, which consists of a chain of tellurium atoms located inside nitride nitride boron. This design is well conducted by electricity, isolated, and it can be controlled by light or pressure.

Gradually, the electronics is becoming less and more efficient, therefore the demand for new wiring materials, which should not only perform their basic functions, but bend without cracks and breaks, as well as to withstand the temperature differences or even beats. Without this, the existence of full-fledged

The team of physicists from the Michigan Technological University created tiny straws from boron nitride, a diameter of only 2 nm and with a thickness of the walls in 1 atom. They are durable, flexible and have good insulating properties. Then scientists stretched through the hollow tube atomic chains of tellurium, which have a good current-handing capacity with a current density of 1.5 × 108 A CM-2. As a result, a tiny wire with a shell was turned out.

According to physicists, Telllur has a number of unique characteristics and, unlike silicon, atoms in its chain are not in a straight line, but in the form of a spiral.

The team used these nanowires to create field transistors 2 nm wide. They also experimented with the encapsulation of a single chain and a triple bundle of tellurium atoms. However, before applying such nanowires in real devices, scientists have to carefully examine their properties and potential.

Previously, we also reported that engineers developed transistors

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