Graphene versus Carbon Nanotubes for Electronics: A Short Update

Research for graphene in electronics applications is accelerating so fast carbon nanotubes seem nearly forgotten

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 A little over a year ago I suggested that the upstart wonder material graphene was beginning to win greater favor among researchers over carbon nanotubes for application in electronics.

Since that time, it seems graphene research has been reaching a critical mass. A nice catalogue of what’s been happening with graphene research can be found here at Cleantechnica.com.

But I can’t help but shed a tear for the long-suffering carbon nanotube. And just in case, you think all research has been abandoned in the application of CNTs to electronics, here’s a bit of encouraging news. Although not quite reaching the level of perfecting sealing wax, with the growing interest in graphene it sometimes feels that way.

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The Transistor of 2047: Expert Predictions

What will the device be like on its 100th anniversary?

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The luminaries who dared predict the future of the transistor for IEEE Spectrum include: [clockwise from left] Gabriel Loh, Sri Samavedam, Sayeef Salahuddin, Richard Schultz, Suman Datta, Tsu-Jae King Liu, and H.-S. Philip Wong.

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The 100th anniversary of the invention of the transistor will happen in 2047. What will transistors be like then? Will they even be the critical computing element they are today? IEEE Spectrum asked experts from around the world for their predictions.

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