Ever since the creation of a transistor in 1947, electronics has not looked back. Almost after seven decades, we are surrounded by transistors and devices made from them. The latest technologies and inventions in electronics field have indeed revolutionized every aspect of human life. From communication to medical, everything is affected by modern electronics. So, be ready for a promising future that will redefine almost all aspects of modern lifestyle.
When we talk about the latest advancements in electronics, we can think of a lot of stuff, and that’s because of the performance of silicon-based devices has seen rapid growth in a couple of decades. Even the introduction of nanotechnology has reduced the cost, and the accessibility has increased.
Now, we will be looking at some of the latest technologies and inventions in the electronics field. So without further ado, let us understand them in detail.
1. Dimensional electronics
Many researchers over the years have been working towards making 2-D electronics possible in almost all the equipment. Carbon atoms in graphene that form a two-dimensional lattice have garnered the attention of the scientists because of high electrical and thermal conductivity. It also provides mechanical flexibility and high tensile strength. Graphene started the 2-D revolution in electronics, and soon we will be witnessing potential to change electronics.
Now, this is another concept that has been fascinating scientists for a long time. It is also known as spin transport electronics or spin electronics. It is nothing but understanding the intrinsic spin of the electron and also the magnetic moment associated with it. It has been tested in information-storage devices, such as hard drives and it is expected to take over the digital electronics soon. It has the ability to manipulate four different logical states which result in greater processing power, higher data transfer speed, and information-storage capacity.
3. Molecular electronics
If you ask the final goal of electrical circuits, then it is miniaturization. This is one of the branches of nanotechnology. Molecular and organic electronics often overlap each other in some aspects. But, we know that organic electronics are used for bulk applications, whereas the molecular scale electronics have nothing but single-molecule applications. But, ever since the introduction miniaturization has become popular in electronics as most of the companies now tend to develop products that are smaller in size by replacing the bulk material by single molecules.
According to reports, many molecular electronics solutions have been devised by scientists, including single-molecule transistors, rectifiers, and molecular wires. But none of them has been introduced to the world because it is still in the testing mode. We will be looking at them in the coming years.
Electronics is progressing every day, and we tend to get the latest advancements in electronics every now and then — the ones mentioned here a bit combination of researches going on from several decades. The world is moving towards technology rapidly, and it will see a massive shift if all the things mentioned above get clear.