Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Super Fast Powerful Quantum Dot

Amazing the Australian Scientist have developed a new Transistor in a Computer Chip that is ten times smaller than those currently in use

Quantum dots, also known as nanocrystals, are a special class of materials known as semiconductors, which are crystals composed of periodic groups of II-VI, III-V, or IV-VI materials.

Each of Evident Technologies' quantum dot product lines have a specified, unique composition and size that give them novel quantum properties waiting to be exploited.

The invention marks the start of a new age of super-fast, super-powerful computing, has been described in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

At the heart of the electronic device lies a "quantum dot", measuring four-billionths of a metre - so small that it contains only seven atoms, compared to the millions that usually make up a laptop chip.

"We're basically controlling nature at the atomic scale," The Age quoted study co-author, Michelle Simmons, director of the University of New South Wales centre of excellence for quantum computer technology, as saying.

She added: "This is one of the key milestones in building a quantum computer."
Prof. Simmons said: “It has many implications for national security and for the financial system and transferring information of any kind.”
Is Quickly available in market soon.