Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
DrQuine
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
DrQuine   4/24/2013 1:55:27 AM
NO RATINGS
It is wonderful how unexpected discoveries like graphene open up new paradigms for exploration along parallel paths. I guess this helps explain why innovation (and evolution) seem to move in jumps rather than small continuous steps.

Stephen.
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
Stephen.   4/17/2013 6:09:07 AM
NO RATINGS
Isn' the electron mobility higher in germanium than in silicon? It will be intersting to see if this overcomes some of the negatives of germanium and makes a whole new class of transistor possible. In my industry we really need a good THz transistor.

FISH1230
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
FISH1230   4/13/2013 8:30:41 PM
NO RATINGS
disaggree

resistion
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
resistion   4/13/2013 1:05:42 AM
NO RATINGS
Still peeling off monolayers? No mention of growth temperature (presumably very high)?

Jack.L
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
Jack.L   4/12/2013 5:54:23 PM
NO RATINGS
eewiz, if they did not start with Graphene, then we may never have gotten Germanene. Competition, and similarity both drive innovation.

Jack.L
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
Jack.L   4/12/2013 5:53:00 PM
NO RATINGS
EREBUS, Great minds think alike, my first thought on reading this is massive 3D arrays .... scary almost ... thoughts of singularity being realized.

selinz
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
selinz   4/12/2013 4:21:19 PM
NO RATINGS
While a demonstration of a fabrication is clearly the first step, it sounds like there is a lot of work to be done. The statement that ... "germanane has the potential to be more easily grown using convention semiconductor fabrication equipment than graphane." suggests that it's not the time to throw in the towel on graphane.

woohoo
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
woohoo   4/12/2013 10:37:59 AM
NO RATINGS
No, not everything goes into the drain. you have venture into uncharted territories if you need to discover the next big thing. Putting a man on the moon didn't really result in much ROI of $100bn, other than I was the first one there. But the tech developed to achieve this feat is now used everywhere.

eewiz
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
eewiz   4/12/2013 10:14:47 AM
NO RATINGS
my guess is that the graphene researchers all over the world have spend atleast 10B$ in research. Does this means, all those money has gone down the drain?

EREBUS0
User Rank
Author
re: Germanane beats graphene
EREBUS0   4/11/2013 8:10:50 PM
NO RATINGS
I think we are seeing a new era in semiconductor materials. Our ability to manipulate individual atoms in matrices opens a significant boost for three dimensional devices. Star Trek had it right, we can use crystals for huge data storage applications. Who knew?



Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

March 28 is Arduino Day -- Break Out the Party Hats!
Max Maxfield
7 comments
Well, here's a bit of a conundrum. I just received an email from my chum David Ashton who hails from the "Unfinished Continent" Down Under. David's message was short and sweet; all he said ...

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
Bernard Cole
1 Comment
Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll