Carbon-Based Nanoswitch Logic
28 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen A. Campbell
This talk discusses a rather surprising possibility: the use of carbon-based materials such as carbon nanotubes and grapheneto make nanomechanical switches with at least an order of magnitude lower power dissipation than the low power CMOS options and performance between the various CMOS technologies. It is the unusual properties of these materials that make possible such high performance, very low power digital logic. The technological barriers needed to realize such a technology will be discussed along with work that has been done to demonstrate possible solutions. The potential implications of such a technology will be discussed.