2. Physical and Technological Limits of Classical Electronics

  1. Konrad Szaciłowski1,2

Published Online: 16 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710883.ch2

Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale

Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale

How to Cite

Szaciłowski, K. (2012) Physical and Technological Limits of Classical Electronics, in Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710883.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

  2. 2

    Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470710722

Online ISBN: 9780470710883

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Keywords:

  • classical electronics, physical and technological limits;
  • information processing technologies, limitations of Moore's law;
  • information processing paradigms, utilizing hindrances;
  • limitations, as device cooling, doping inhomogeneity, electron tunnelling;
  • Einsteins special theory of relativity, and information processing limits;
  • Shannon–Landauer–von Neuman limit;
  • Heisenbergs uncertainty, quantum mechanics limit;
  • information density limit, influencing information storage devices;
  • technological limits of miniaturization;
  • nanoscale devices, incompatibility with present-day technology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fundamental Limitations of Information Processing

  • Technological Limits of Miniaturization

  • References