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    transistors

    how do they fit so many transistors into such a small space? ive been looking at vids on youtube for the last hour but they don't really go into it

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    are they layered on top of each other or what? and how are they even connected?

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    They aren't transistors as you would buy them at Radio Shack. They take the materials and etch microscopic tracks in them for the current to flow. Again, reaching back some years since I went through my Air Force tech training, but I believe you need >5 molecules' thickness between pathways to ensure there's no electrons crossing over. Current technology lets Intel chips get about 100 million transistors per square millimeter, which comes out to a size of roughly 10 nanometers width per transistor. And that's still quite bigger than the 5 molecule thickness required.

    Here's an article about it: https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/...are-millimeter
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