great achievement; This is the first “wooden transistor” in the world!
Researchers in the chip industry are always trying to make processors and transistors with materials other than silicon, but so far no material as good as silicon has appeared. to report Toms HardoverA group of researchers in Sweden have succeeded in producing the first wooden transistor.
Transistors are very small units that are placed in large numbers (up to tens of billions) on a chip.
Members of the Linköping University in the city of Norröping and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have published a new scientific paper focusing on the wooden transistor, which has been discussed by experts in recent days. Swedish scientists have mentioned in their article how to make, capabilities and potential of WECT (Wooden Electrochemical Transistor).
Swedish scientists’ WECT transistor could pave the way for wood-based electronic components that are more sustainable and biodegradable. In addition, wood electronics could enable electronic control of living plants.
Today’s most advanced chips are manufactured based on lithographies expressed in nanometers. Lithography refers to transistor dimensions. The smaller the lithography number, the more powerful and power-efficient the chip is. Currently, Samsung and TSMC are producing the most advanced consumer-class chips with 3nm lithography.
Today’s processors reach a frequency of several GHz thanks to the use of silicon transistors and advanced lithography; However, the wooden WECT transistor, created by Swedish scientists, is based on three-centimeter lithography and its unstable frequency reaches below one hertz.
All electronic devices today do not need the highest frequency and the smallest transistor, and the mere production of WECT is considered an important achievement. The project leader says what he and his team have produced is based on an “unprecedented principle”: “Yes, the wooden transistor is slow and big, but it works and has huge potential for development.”
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