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High-Value: Semiconductors - Basis for Use

  • Basis for use
    • DUO2 has good electronic properties for semi-conductor applications
      • Have made and tested a diode and transistor which appear superior to standard semi-conductor materials
    • Replacing silicon chips with DUO2 chips would use 30,000 MTU/yr
    • DUO2 can tolerate much higher temperatures and radiation fields than silicon, germanium, etc.
      • Solar cells or computer chips for space applications
    • DUO2 has potential as a thermoelectric medium
      • Heating and cooling without moving parts

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