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Could Atomically Thin Tin Transform Electronics?

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A single layer of tin

If used as wiring in computer chips, the material, called "stanene," could increase the speed and lower the power needs of future generations of computers.

Credit: Brad Plummer/SLAC

Scientists have been trying to develop room-temperature superconductors—materials that conduct electrons with zero resistance, and do so without cumbersome, energy-sucking supercooling—for more than three decades.

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