Semiconductor technology , which constitutes the main working mechanism of chips , has been in our lives for almost 100 years. Silicon and germanium , which are used in the production of chips due to their high conductivity and controllable structure, cause heating problems in overloading, as in any material. But the latest work by scientists from MIT may make the heating problem in chips a thing of the past.
In order to overcome the obvious disadvantages of silicon, scientists who have been working on different semiconductors for years want to use a substance called cubic boron arsenide , which is prepared from a combination of boron and arsenic , in chip technology. Claimed to be the material with the third best thermal conductivity among all materials , cubic boron arsenite has the power to radically change chip technology.
Cubic Boron Arsenite Can Replace Silicon-Based Chips!
While research into the internal structure and behavior of the material is still ongoing, scientists think cubic boron arsenite has great potential to replace silicon . The new semiconductor, which can be produced at much higher prices compared to silicon for now, can be produced much cheaper in the future with the deepening of research and the increase in fabrication production.
Cubic boron arsenite has much lower heating values compared to silicon. The new material is thought to have 10 times higher thermal conductivity and greater mobility than silicon.
While the use of electronic circuits in products is increasing day by day, engineers working on power electronics are struggling to find materials that heat less. Tesla has started to use silicon carbide in its vehicles in recent years, on the grounds that it has 3 times more thermal conductivity than silicon . Breakthroughs in semiconductor technology can reduce the energy consumption of chips and increase processing capacity.