Carbon Nanotube Transistors to Break 10nm Level

It is extremely challenging to scale bulk silicon transistors, when the lengths are close to 15nm. 3D Transistor design and Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) devices are getting more attention to improve the scalability of silicon technology. Carbon Nanotube Transistors have been treated as a possible replacement for silicon transistors, but the question is that, ‘Can CNT transistors can offer better performance over silicon at sub-10 nm lengths?’. Now the experimental results from IBM Research are indicating that the answer is ‘Yes’. There are various opinions in the nanoelectronics community about Carbon Nano [...]

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