PerspectiveApplied Physics

A Dawn for Carbon Electronics?

Science  06 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5587, pp. 1657-1658
DOI: 10.1126/science.1075868

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Diamond is in many ways the perfect semiconductor material for high power electronic applications. But difficulties with making diamond films with the required purity and structural integrity has prevented widespread application. In his Perspective, Amaratunga highlights the report by Isberg et al., who have overcome these problems. They report the highest electron and hole mobility values in diamond to date.