If Moore’s law’s endgame is really computer components made from single molecules, we’re going to need to know how to cool them.
Electronics + Devices
Toward molecular computers: First measurement of single-molecule heat transfer
Biopsy alternative: “Wearable” device captures cancer cells from blood
New device caught more than three times as many cancer cells as conventional blood draw samples.
Toward brain-like computing: New memristor better mimics synapses
Competition and cooperation, which regulate the strengthening and weakening of connections in the brain, can now be modeled directly.
Heat transfer surprise could lead to thermal transistors
Mechanical engineers find another way to break Planck’s law at the nanoscale.
Beyond Moore’s law: $16.7M for advanced computing projects
DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.
An even smaller world’s smallest ‘computer’
The latest from IBM and now the University of Michigan is redefining what counts as a computer at the microscale.