Corey McCarren

As a nerd who works at a physics lab, I’m so thankful you made this post so I can geek out all I want. A nanomaterial whose properties were first heavily researched (but not discovered, as some might say!) by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov (physicists at Manchester University) can theoretically extend Moore’s Law well into the future. They won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for their discoveries and their paper “The Rise of Graphene.” Anyway, graphene, unlike silicon/silicon dioxide, retains its extraordinary properties even at the nanoscale, which means if it could be used for transistors, Moore’s Law may be drastically extended. The problem is that it does not inherently have a bandgap, which is necessary in transistors. However, companies such as Samsung and universities are heavily investing in graphene research, and bandgaps in graphene have been demonstrated. In short, I don’t think Moore’s Law has reached a definite end, at least not yet.

Haven’t gotten to do that in so long…