Re: [nanotech] Re: Isn't a nano electronic device susceptible to an electric surge?
- Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Off the cuff, I'd say it takes less energy to blow a hole through a few-atomYour T-junction transistor is either a bipolar transistor or JFET,
> thick oxide layer than to vaporize a transistor made from a bucky T-piece.
right? These are less static sensitive in any case. CNTs might also be
used to make FETs, in which case they'd have few-atom-thick gate
insulation. In either case, it will take much less collector or drain
current to blow one out than for a heftier device, although the
sensitivity to an overvoltage on the base or gate might not be much
> Indeed, but the whole point of nano is that the rules a different. It doesn'tVacuum microelectronics is a rad-hard, EMP-hard alternative to MOSFETs,
> even to be electronic -- they're small enough that NEMS is a viable approach.
but it isn't much used (if at all). Shielding and redundancy (harware
and software redundancy) is cheaper and good enough for most purposes.
> Look at a bucky device, built as a 3d crossbar of othogonally alignedCurrent-limiting?
> nanotubes. The I/O wires alone are SWNTs, so they're naturally
> Look at our CNS: it uses active signal propagation, electrochemicalAn electronic device well-packaged should be able to survive a direct
> switching paradigm, generates power internally, and is sitting in a sea of
> coolant/shielding. Can you imagine an electronic device surviving a direct strike of
> lightning? Well, many people do.
strike. If a human is struck on the head by lightning, most of the
current flows just under the skin. No way would a brain survive if
struck by lightning while uncovered. It would probably explode.
> There's a cornucopia of approaches. We don't have to act so helpless;Yes, that's true. If someone says "nanotech will be too sensitive to
EMP" they're talking nonsense.
Jean ROCH wrote:
>Oh, somehow or other.
> Photonic interconnect ? How do you figure they'd be done ?
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- Very interesting PDF, Eugen, especially the last page. This looks very
I guess I'll just have to wait for this stuff to become real-world
technology :) I hope it won't take long.
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