Experts from the University of New South Wales (Australia) have made breakthroughs when successfully developing semiconductors from a single atom.
Since 1954, when Texas Instruments' expert George Teal created the world's first silicon semiconductor, the smaller the better the race to find semiconductor lines led to the generation of generations. Computers and mobile devices today.
A device can contain billions of semiconductors, all combined to perform simple binary operations. The more semiconductors, the faster the calculation results and computers can store more information.
The creation of a semiconductor of an atom has been done in the past, though only by accident. However, it was not until recently that experts from the University of New South Wales were the first group to correctly place a real atom at a chip, according to Nature Nanotechnology.
The groundbreaking achievements of Australian experts brought people closer to the era of quantum computers. Not only that, the team's invention also challenged Moore's law, which estimates that the number of transistors per unit square inch (ie 6.45 cm²) after the cycle every 18 to 24 months.
If applied according to Moore, a single atomic semiconductor would be made in 2020, but thanks to the University of New South Wales team, this achievement was achieved eight years earlier than expected.
Despite the breakthrough, its application will not be popular for 15 to 20 years, according to Digital Trends.