View Full Version : Stanene, the perfect, 100 conductor...

December 7th, 2013, 03:46 AM
Could this material re-revolutionize electronics?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/04/theoretical_material_promises_100_per_cent_electri cal_efficiency_at_room_temperatures_and_above/

December 7th, 2013, 08:00 AM
I drop this one into the "would could might possibly" etc. category. Sites such as NewScientist and Phys.org are full of that sort of thing.

I'm not holding my breath on this one, yet.

December 7th, 2013, 09:19 AM
For an encore, they'll turn lead into gold.

December 7th, 2013, 11:44 PM
Hm... conduct electricity with 100% efficiency.. if that is true then they have effectively created a room-temperature (and more) superconductor. If so there will be Nobels all around.

But the reason it won't work out as the new material for electronics is that Stanene is a really bad name! :)


Ole Juul
December 8th, 2013, 02:10 AM
For an encore, they'll turn lead into gold.

That's old hat. . . . I've got the hat - now all I need is the wand.

December 10th, 2013, 08:20 AM
All semiconductor plants can turn lead to gold with a "slammer". You can literally slam an atom into a molecule. However the cost isn't effective.