Hewlett Packard Laboratories

Super-small erasable SketchSET transistor, ‘artificial atom’ could lead to super-big payoff

By Eileen De Guire / April 27, 2011

An atomic-scale depiction of the SketchSET shows three wires (green bars) converging on the central island (center green area), which can house up to two electrons. Electrons tunnel from one wire to another through the island. Conditions on the third wire can result in distinct conductive properties. Credit: Jeremy Levy, Univ. of Pittsburgh. Good news,…

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