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Hole Quantum Wires

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have created a tiny wire that doesn’t even use electrons to carry a current.

Known as a hole quantum wire, it exploits gaps – or holes – between electrons. The relationship between electrons and holes is like that between electrons and anti-electrons, or matter and anti-matter.

The holes can be thought of as real quantum particles that have an electrical charge and a spin. They exhibit remarkable quantum properties and could lead to a new world of super-fast, low-powered transistors and powerful quantum computers.

Quantum wires are microscopically small, in this case about 100 times narrower than a human hair. They are so narrow that electrons can only pass along them in single file.

Manufacturers are keenly interested in them because they hold the potential for new high-speed electronics applications, known as spintronics, where semiconductor devices have both electric and magnetic properties…

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  1. MattGreenhalgh


    What can you call that, absence transmission, void information, Nihlistic data. Something like that anyway, data passed by a string of quantum holes, information sent in negative space.


    Got it.

    “Kirby Dot Transmission”

    Fuck I love existance sometimes.

  2. Semiconductors and transistors have exploited this phenomenon for 30 years. The holes are easy to work find and work with, so I guess the advancement here is in the small wire.

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