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Subject: Re: IBM Nanotech news Date: 11/4/2012 1:43 AM
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Joel,

I can only allude in some sort of way to how nano tech is different than that of current silicon production.......and this is going to be sloppy and half arsed.....as there is no current manufacturing process for nano tech....just ideas rattling around.....

While I know next to nothing about barium.....bucky balls or C60 and others made of carbon have promise......but not to replace the current chip materials.....or do they? that is still a question in the works to some degree......would barium balls do a better job? That would be one question up for grabs......another is the properties of the barium for reducing transistor sizes......Can more be done in the future at lower costs depending on the number and size of transistors on chips than are currently possible with silicon? And that might lead to a finally question in my mind.....Can speeds of a barium chip be greater than that of a silicon chip and with less heat?

Dave
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