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Boron nitride nanotubes enable room-temperature quantum tunneling

By Jim Destefani / July 1, 2013

Electrons “tunnel” one at a time across a series of gold quantum dots deposited on BNNTs. The room-temperature tunneling device behaves like a transistor but contains no semiconductors. Credit: Yoke Khin Yap/MTU Transistors have come a long way since their development at Bell Labs and first commercial success at the core of portable, battery-powered radios…

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