St. Pete and Silicon Valley scientists keen to retire silicon in electronics

St. Pete and Silicon Valley scientists keen to retire silicon in electronicsScientists from St. Petersburg and Silicon Valley are collaborating to grow super-thin nanodiamond film to be used in new generation electronics

Scientists from St. Petersburg and Silicon Valley are collaborating to grow super-thin nanodiamond film to be used in new generation electronics, the Vesti TV website reported. The research is being conducted on the premises of St. Petersburg State Electrical Engineering University, a leading educational and R&D hub bearing the historical abbreviation of LETI. Based on microscopic films and nanodiamonds, which the scientists grow right in their labs, the team wants to lay the foundation for brand new computers and mobile phones. It is expected that the new technology will make it possible to develop diamond chips capable of containing much greater volumes of data than today?s conventional silicon ones, while preventing the chips from overheating and breaking down. James Butler, an American scientist serving as a research Professor of Physics at LETI, is reported to lead the international effort. LETI has received a $2...