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Graphene-based computer would be 1,000 times faster than silicon-based, use 100th the power | KurzweilAI

Graphene-based computer would be 1,000 times faster than silicon-based, use 100th the power | KurzweilAI

A future graphene-based transistor using spintronics could lead to tinier computers that are a thousand times faster and use a hundredth of the power of silicon-based computers.

The radical transistor concept, created by a team of researchers at Northwestern University, The University of Texas at Dallas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Central Florida, is explained this month in an open-access paper in the journal Nature Communications.

Transistors act as on and off switches. A series of transistors in different arrangements act as logic gates, allowing microprocessors to solve complex arithmetic and logic problems.

Source: Graphene-based computer would be 1,000 times faster than silicon-based, use 100th the power | KurzweilAI