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Electronics' 'missing link' found

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, May 1, 2008.

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    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Details of an entirely new kind of electronic device, which could make chips smaller and far more efficient, have been outlined by scientists.

    The new components, described by scientists at Hewlett-Packard, are known as "memristors".

    The devices were proposed 40 years ago but have only recently been fabricated, the team wrote in the journal Nature.

    They have already been used to build novel transistors - tiny switches that are the building blocks of all chips.

    "Now we have this type of device we have a broader palette with which to paint our circuits," Professor Stan Williams, one of the team, told the BBC last year.

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