Molybdenum as a replacement for silicon in electronics

The molybdenite, molybdenum oxide with only one atom thick, is quickly outgrowing its correlate well most famous carbon, graphene.

There are no doubts that the molybdenite went ahead in the race for a post-silicon era since she was used to build solar cells or LEDs - one catch, while the other emits light - a flash memory a photo sensor and ultrasensitive until a complete chip.

In May last year, IBM had already submitted their own molybdenite transistors.
Now it was the turn of Intel announce the results of a development to "potentially replace silicon in future computer chips," according to the company.

The study was conducted by a consortium that also meets the Sematech semiconductor manufacturer and the teacher Fart Ye of Purdue University in the United States team.


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