University of Texas at Dallas researchers have created a new technology that uses the power of a single electron to control energy consumption inside transistors. The researchers added a thin film layer of chromium oxide to a transistor. The layer acts as an energy filter, and when used in a transistor, the signal was six to seven times steeper than traditional devices.
The transistor was tested at a temperature of about 80 degrees Fahrenheit and found that the chromium oxide thin film provided stability and filtered the cooler, stable electrons. Stability at this level has previously only been achieved by cooling the entire electronic device at minus 321 degrees Fahrenheit. This technology could lead to improvements in power of electronic devices, like smartphones and tablets.
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