A Different Kind of Transistor (image) Michigan Technological University 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 Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.