An experiment with a upgraded microwave helped bring TSMC closer to the development of 2-nm chip production

An experiment with a upgraded microwave helped bring TSMC closer to the development of 2-nm chip pro

Researchers from Cornell Engineering College have been able to demonstrate, on the basis of a normal, slightly modernized microwave oven, the possibility of creating semiconductive materials for the production of a new generation of chips. The experiment was conducted on a normal home microwave commissioned by TSMC. This Taiwan chipmaker can then introduce the proposed process in the production of 2-nm chips.

In order to prepare semi-conductor materials for production as technological standards decrease, there is an increasing need to legify crystalline silicon, but the silicon is not rubber, and the crystal structure is distorted to the risk of destruction as the side additives are soaked, and the legging process is accompanied by burns — heat mixtures to very high temperatures, so that the added substance, in particular phosphorous, is evenly distributed by silicon.

From a certain point on, silicon cannot normally contain even more phosphorous, which is required to increase electronic conductivity for smaller scales; conventional heating prevents the creation of homogeneous mixtures and it is not possible to talk about the stability of these semiconductors.

" said one of the authors of the study.

In their time, TSMC experts suggested that microwaves could be used to activate excess legging elements, but, as in household microwave furnaces, which sometimes heat food unevenly, previous microwave burning furnaces created , which prevented the sequenced activation of the legging elements. Therefore, TSMC modified the microwave oven in collaboration with scientists at Cornell Engineering College to selectively control the location of standing waves. This accuracy allows for the correct activation of the legging elements without excessive heating or damage to the silicon crystal.

The discovery can be used for the production of semiconductors and electronics by about 2025, approved by developers who have also issued two patents for invention.

- claimed by the authors.