MIT researchers create programmable 16-bit microprocessor from carbon nanotubes

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A close up of a modern microprocessor built from carbon nanotube field-effect transistors. Image by Felice Frankel via MIT.
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A close up of a modern microprocessor built from carbon nanotube field-effect transistors. Image by Felice Frankel via MIT.

The new nanotube microprocessor can perform the same tasks performed by commercial silicon-based units

A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claims to have developed the first fully-programmable 16-bit microprocessor made entirely of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Th...

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