Researchers from Mohali-based Institute of Nano Science and Technology, an institute under the Department of Science and Technology, have made computer-based designs of nano-materials with superhigh piezoelectricity which are slated to be used for making ultrathin nano-transistors.
The research will help development of nano devices like transistors which are used in the mother board of Computers and Laptops. This will help in further minimizing the size of electronic devices making them lighter and easy to carry.
Piezoelectricity is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (such as crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins) in response to applied mechanical stress.
Source : All India Radio