New State of Matter Discovered – Computer Speeds will Benefit


“Researchers believe the strange state of matter could help improve transistors as they approach theimage physical density limit imposed by the laws of physics.

Scientists at McGill University in Montreal say they’ve discovered a new state of matter that could help extend Moore’s Law and allow for the fabrication of more tightly packed transistors, or a new kind of transistor altogether.

The researchers call the new state of matter "a quasi-three-dimensional electron crystal." It was discovered using a device cooled to a temperature about 100 times colder than intergalactic space, following the application of the most powerful continuous magnetic field on Earth. “http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=211300351&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

– Impressive to say the least.  Now if we could only sum up all the breakthroughs that promised faster computers..  So how many states of matter are now known?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_matter  16?

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