The ‘Internet of Things’ is growing rapidly. Mobile phones, washing machines and the milk bottle in the fridge: the idea is that minicomputers connected to these will be able to process information, receive, and send data. Transistors that are capable of switching information with a single electron use far less power than field effect transistors that are commonly used. However, they do not yet function at room temperature. Scientists working on the new EU project ‘Ions4Set’ intend to change this.
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