Semiconductor

Taking microelectronics research to the atomic size future and beyond

At the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., tucked between office desks and meeting rooms, there is approximately 40,000 square feet of cleanroom space which comprises the Microelectronics Research Lab (MRL). These cleanrooms consist of highly sophisticated tools run by a skilled team of engineers and scientists who spend their days processing […]

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Welding at an atomic level

As part of our IBM Research Q&A series we sat down with Shu-Jen Han to talk about carbon nanotubes and reducing resistance down to 9nm. How are silicon and carbon similar when it comes to transistors? Let’s start with carbon because it has so many different allotropes, from carbon nanotubes, graphene to diamonds. But diamonds, […]

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