Volume 94 Issue 20 | pp. 24-27
Issue Date: May 16, 2016

Why diamond could power the future of electronics

One company believes the diamond age is about to dawn
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: materials, diamond, semiconductor, wide bandgap, power electronics

A well-dressed gentleman sits in the lobby of an upscale hotel in Washington, D.C., holding a black box full of diamonds.

The man, Adam Khan, isn’t a jewel thief, but he is trying to sell diamonds.

Well, lab-grown diamond films to be accurate. Khan is the founder and chief executive officer of Akhan Semiconductor, and he’s trying to usher in the age of diamond electronics.

Khan and like-minded researchers think diamond and its exceptional properties . . .

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