Ultra-Thin Gallium Oxide Transistor Manages More Than 8,000 Volts
Electrical engineers from the University at Buffalo have developed a gallium oxide-based transistor that can handle more than 8,000 volts. The study revealed how the tiny electronic switch can handle more than 8,000 volts, an extraordinary feat considering its about as thin as a sheet of paper. The newly developed transistor could lead to smaller and more effective electronic systems that control and convert electric power, a field of study known as power electronics, in electric cars, locomotives, and airplanes. These simulated field strengths are impressive. However, they need to be verified by direct experimental measurements.