Platinum plated viruses to offer fast memory?

Posted on Sunday, October 08 2006 @ 19:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Giving your digital camera a virus may not sound very smart, but a memory chip that incorporates millions of viruses may just be the fastest thing around.

By coating 30-nanometre-long chunks of tobacco mosaic virus with platinum nanoparticles, it’s possible to create a transistor with very fast switching speed. Millions of these transistors could eventually be used in a memory chip to replace flash memory in mp3 players and digital cameras, for example..

More details at NewScientistTech.




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