Quantization of ‘surface Dirac states’ could lead to exotic applications

Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon — the integer quantum Hall effect — in a new type of film, called a 3-D topological insulator. This discovery could help move science forward toward the goal of dissipationless electronics — electronic devices that can operate without producing the vast amounts of heat generated by current silicon-based semiconductors. —> Read More