Metallic Carbon Circuit Element Enables Work on Faster, Efficient Carbon-Based Transistors

Atomic Structure of Metallic Graphene Nanoribbon

Scanning tunneling microscope image of wide-band metallic graphene nanoribbon (GNR). Each cluster of protrusions corresponds to a singly-occupied electron orbital. The formation of a pentagonal ring near each cluster leads to a more than tenfold increase in the conductivity of metallic GNRs. The GNR backbone has a width of 1.6 nanometers. Credit: UC Berkeley image by Daniel Rizzo

Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers.

Transistors based on carbon rather than silicon could potentially boost computers’ speed and cut their power consumption more than a thousandfold — think of a mobile phone that holds its charge for months — but the set of tools needed to build working carbon circuits has remained incomplete until now.

A team of chemists and physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, has finally created the last tool in the toolbox, a metallic wire made entirely of carbon, setting the stage for

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Element Science Names Zubin J. Eapen, MD as Chief Medical Officer

Experienced Cardiologist Brings Expertise in Launching and Scaling Innovative Models of Care

Element Science, an innovative health technology company pioneering a next-generation digital wearable platform for high-risk cardiovascular patients transitioning from hospital to home, announced today that it has appointed Zubin J. Eapen, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Eapen, an experienced health system leader who has launched and scaled innovative models of care and overseen numerous clinical trials, will help advance the Company’s initial product, the Jewel Patch Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (P-WCD).

The Jewel P-WCD is the first product built on the novel Jewel platform, which is designed to help patients reduce their need for hospitalization through diagnostic, therapeutic, and connected capabilities. The Jewel platform is an unobtrusive, low-profile personal defibrillator designed to detect and treat life-threatening arrhythmias in patients with an elevated temporary risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), a condition more than 500,000 patients

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