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10/21/2013 07:10 PM EDT
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rick merritt
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MEMS switch
rick merritt   10/21/2013 11:02:50 PM
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I found the MEMS-based bubble switch separating blood and cancer cells particularly fascinating

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junko.yoshida   10/21/2013 11:04:02 PM
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Me, too. But I also love the LED glove! That is very cool.

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10 nm..not
resistion   10/22/2013 12:21:45 AM
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I love it how vertical nanowire transistors (not just imec's) can actually be 40 nm wide, even though they are supposed to be for beyond 10 nm.

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rick merritt   10/22/2013 2:45:33 PM
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Good observation, resistion. Looks like we need to get our transistors on a diet ;-)

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resistion   10/22/2013 7:32:55 PM
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The vertical nanowire width has to include silicon body (channel), 2x gate oxide thickness, and 2x gate thickness. So 40 nm is no surprise. Maybe this width defines a pitch, or a new feature dimension defines the node.

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krisi   10/24/2013 12:22:14 PM
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Agreed...bubble switch is amazing

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gmtrmt   10/25/2013 7:27:06 AM
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There was a topic discussed on radio four about how having a personal nano factory would radically change how we live. I cant wait!

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Caleb Kraft   10/29/2013 1:13:10 PM
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Leds could be added to ANYTHING and make it awesome.

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