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Michigan Technological University

A Different Kind of Transistor

Caption: Electrons flash across a series of gold quantum dots deposited on a boron nitride nanotubes. Scientists at Michigan Technological University made the quantum-tunneling device, which behaves like a transistor at room temperature, without using any semiconducting materials.

Credit: Yoke Khin Yap

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