Researchers such as Damon Jackson are looking to diamonds as one way to overcome the limitations of silicon chips that now serve as the brains of computers and the machines they run.
"It's not a pie-in-the-sky idea," said Jackson, who works in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory east of San Francisco. "I would not be surprised at all, as more people start to look into this, if five or 10 years down the line that diamond would be a common material in a computer."
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