This 10 x 10 mm wafer uses Group4 Labs' own technology to atomically attach a single gallium nitride layer to a 25-micron-thick synthetic diamond substrate. The exterior has an atomically smooth finish with a gallium-facing surface that is epi-ready for further epitaxial deposition. It comes freestanding or on a disposable silicon wafer mount. It uses the sub-nanometer proximity of the chip's active region to the diamond to extract heat from the chip's core almost the very instant it is generated, lowering heat build-up during high-power and high-speed transistor applications. The diamond's thermal conductivity is about 3-30 times more than ordinary semiconductors, boosting a transistor array's power-density by at least 10-100 times. It sells for $500-$600 per unit based on quantity. Group4 Labs LLChttp://rbi.ims.ca/4928-637
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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