New discovery could revolutionize the field of semiconductor manufacturing


29/11/2012

The all-new method of production of the smallest structures electronics allow thousands of times to speed up the process of making semiconductors cheaper. The discovery was published in the current issue of the journal Nature.

Instead traditionally start with a substrate of silicon or other material, researchers have developed a method in which the desired structure freely grow on gold nanoparticles suspended in a free-flowing gas.

This discovery was made by Lars Samuelson, Professor of Semiconductor Physics of the University of Lund, Sweden. In his opinion, this technology will be ready for commercialization in just two years. The prototype solar panels will be completed by this time.

"When I first proposed the idea to get rid of the substrate, the people around me said I was out of his mind and it will never work. When we tested this principle in one of our furnaces at a temperature of 400


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