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Materials Trick Might Help Move Computers Beyond Silicon

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Ferroelectric materials

Growing ferroelectric materials in a herringbone pattern, as shown in this colorized image, may make them suitable for use as transistors.

Credit: Ruijuan Xu and Lane W. Martin, UC Berkeley

After decades of repeated reinvention, the silicon transistor is starting to show its age, and the industry is hunting for alternatives.

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