[ExI] Helping Moore's law continue

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 16:17:51 UTC 2018

Wow, exciting, thanks for the update.

On Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 4:26 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> The reason some people were saying Moore's law is soon going to come to a
> end i
> ​s​
> because of quantum tunneling, when switches are very small and are
> supposed to be off there will still be electrons flowing through it, and
> this leakage current increases exponentially the smaller the switch gets.
> It had long been the consensus that nothing insulates against tunneling
> better than empty space so it places a limit on how small electronic
> circuits can get; but in the June 6 2018 issue of Nature this was shown to
> be untrue. A molecule has been found that insulated better than empty space
> and potentially much better; it does a good job even at distances of less
> the one nanometer. Even better the substance is silicon based, an element
> semiconductor manufacturers have a lot of experience with, so it could
> become commercially practical sooner than technologies that use some other
> element.
> https://engineering.columbia.edu/press-releases/quantum-interference-smaller-insulators
> https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0197-9
>  John K Clark
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