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Single-Atom Transistor Is End of Moore's Law; May Be Beginning of Quantum Computing

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The smallest transistor ever built -- in fact, the smallest transistor that can be built -- has been created using a single phosphorus atom by an international team of researchers at the University of New South Wales, Purdue University and the University of Melbourne.
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I think Moore's law will be broken in another way. Once a major wall is hit other technologies like BDT will then be pushed forward, and there will be a huge leap in performance.
 

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The single-atom transistor does have one serious limitation: It must be kept very cold, at least as cold as liquid nitrogen, or minus 391 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 196 Celsius).
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Single atom transistors in the laboratory are interesting, but practical desktop use is still years away, if even possible.
"Yeah, I just bought a cryo unit for my new Intel cpu cube. Man that liquid nitrogen is nasty stuff! I lost the tip of my finger last month!"
 
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How so? Quantum coherence is not achieved. Beginning is far away.
There's a quantum computer out there that can do simple math.."3x7"
 

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This may or may not help us to reach the goal of quantum computing any time soon, but it may well help to advance technology generally and help us create smaller circuits.