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Rasterelektronenmikroskop-Aufnahme: Nanodraht-Transistor mit 20 Nanometer Durchmesser
Ultra-Low-Power Electronics with 'Green' Transistors
Jülich, 4 December 2013 – Information technology (IT) is finding its way into more and more areas of our lives. As a consequence, there is an urgent need to reduce electricity consumption. Tunnelling field effect transistors (TFET) are a particularly suitable option for energy-saving components, and are the subject of intensive research worldwide. To test their potential, scientists in the UltraLowPow project coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich are now developing initial circuits and sensors that could be used, for instance, in novel assistance systems for supporting humans and the environment in future.
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Research Topic

Semiconductor nanowires can be formed directly by using the so-called bottom-up approach. In contrast to the usual top-down method where optical or electron beam lithography is employed, this approach has the potential to simply the fabrication of low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures enormously. More: Research Topic …



What alternatives are there to present computers based on crystals of silicon or other semiconductors? What is – from a physical point of view – the smallest possible device that can be used to perform computational processes? Is there a minimum amount of energy required for floating point operations?

Three students attending the JARA FIT labcourse dressed in a cleanroom overall

JARA FIT Lab Course

Students are invited to participate in the JARA-FIT Lab Course Nanoelectronics. The goal of the practical course is to advance students to current research topics from nano-electronics. Therefore selected experiments take place at genuine research equipments. More: JARA FIT Lab Course …