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Friday, June 24, 2016

Atomic Sandblasters Could Replace Silicon

Atomic Sandblasters Could Replace Silicon

By By Ron Walli, Science Writer | Oak Ridge National Laboratory,   /  Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:00 PM
Virtually all electronics today rely on silicon computer chips, but this darling of the tech industry has drawbacks. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory may have found a pathway to a cheaper, lighter and more efficient replacement. Today, silicon computer chips are produced through a complicated, multi-step process that utilizes extremely harsh chemicals to etch

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