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Electronic Chemicals: Moore's Law is Safe Again

9:12 AM MDT | April 15, 2009 | Alex Scott

Researchers at the University of California (UC, Santa Barbara, CA) say they have solved a major problem plaguing the electronics industry of how to reduce the size of capacitors, the single largest device component in microelectronic circuits.   Capacitor size reduction in the past has been limited by a "dead layer" of activity at the memory chip surface that reduces performance. Researchers at UC led by Nicola Spaldin, in a paper published this week in the journal Nature Materials, highlight how they have identified certain combinations of...

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