The future of electronics is chemical

The future of electronics is chemical

Congratulations to Associate Professor Koushik Venkatesan, Department of Molecular Sciences, and his co-authors on publishing their research paper in Nature this month.

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Image credit: David Henry

Read his story from Macquarie University Newsroom:

We can’t cram any more processing power into silicon-based computer chips.

But a paper published in Nature overnight reveals how we can make electronic devices 10 times smaller, and use molecules to build electronic circuits instead.

We’re reaching the limits of what we can do with conventional silicon semiconductors. In order for electronic components to continue getting smaller we need a new approach.

Molecular electronics, which aims to use molecules to build electronic devices, could be the answer.

To read more, click here.

Puebla-Hellmann G, Venkatesan K, Mayor M & Lörtscher E. Metallic nanoparticle contacts for high-yield, ambient-stable molecular-monolayer devices. Nature, July 2018.

Contact: Associate Professor Koushik Venkatesan


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