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Tuesday 15 August 1995

Scientists at the Research and Technology Department of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in White Oak, Maryland, have produced high quality insulator films on gallium arsenide semiconductors, a concept previously thought to be impossible. The technique could refashion electronics.

According to researchers, gallium arsenide is intrinsically a better semiconductor than silicon, because electrons in the former travel at a much greater speed than in silicon.

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