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IBM: Copper Interconnects Here to Stay

11/15/2017 09:01 AM EST
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Carbon Stinks, Copper Forever
R_Colin_Johnson   11/17/2017 10:26:04 AM
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"Diamonds are Forever" was just too alluring a metaphor to pass up, but technically you make good points about carbon's different forms: "Graphene and diamond are opposite forms (allotropes) of carbon. Hard vs. soft, insulating vs. conducting." Thanks for keeping it honest.

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Better than graphene?
semiDL   11/16/2017 10:41:01 PM
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Higher electron mobility than graphene? That's quite a claim, is there any source? 

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Re: Carbon Stinks, Copper Forever
resistion   11/16/2017 5:25:40 PM
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Graphene and diamond are opposite forms (allotropes) of carbon. Hard vs. soft, insulating vs. conducting.

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Graphene Stinks, Copper Forever
R_Colin_Johnson   11/16/2017 4:52:16 PM
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Copper, not diamonds (in the form of graphene), are here forever according to IBM which has plotted how to get to the end of the CMOS road with copper interconnects, gently underlaid with a thin coating of cobalt, nickel, ruthenium or another platinum-group noble metals. Will graphene be good for anything? Has the billion-dollar Chinese consortium been a waste of resources?

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