American Computer announces discovery: n-alkane silver thiozole (NAST) ‘transistor-like’ switches defy physics, operate at maximum operating frequency of 2 Million Gigahertz, can replace transistors.

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American Computer has discovered a material that could revolutionize the entire electronics and computer industry- a molecular sized switch that works like a transistor, uses almost no power, and is stable up to one hour, capable of switching speeds up to 2,000 Terahertz. The product is years away from commercialization, but could very well change the way the world works.

When American Computer’s research team started investigating the applications for hydrocarbon metal oxides in semiconducting in 1995, it had no idea it might be opening the proverbial Pandora’s box. Information discarded by a top government project from the 40’s, led ACC to begin experiments testing the capabilities of Alkane Silver metalloids. Silver, known for its excellent conductivity, and Alkane, known to be an insulator, when bonded together into metal alkane, results in a material that is literally one electron orbital level away from being a conductor, yet it is a stable, high resistance insulator.

According to American's Chief Scientist and CEO Jack A. Shulman, discoverer and inventor of NAST switching semicondutors:

“After looking at research into the idea that dated back to 1947 and activities at Los Alimos and what is now called Sandia and at the old Western Electric Bell Telephone Laboratories, I had this idea that if we could find a way to elevate that electron’s orbital radius in the silver portion of the alloy bond between silver and alkane, that it would change n-alkane silver thiozole into a conductor. And, by reducing it to its original level, it would return to its insulator state. This function, if it could be made controllable by some simple means, would yield a functioning device capable of turning on and off again in the time it took to elevate the rotation of that one electron and reduce it. It had occurred to me from my study of Quantum Computing, that the problem with Quantum Computers is trying to reverse the spin of an electron, to change its polarity, so as to use it in the proverbial ‘Q-Bit’ mode. But, in the case of the NAST Computer, one merely need to create an ‘energy-ramp’ that could shimmy the orbiting E1 electron up one level: not nearly as difficult to conceive of, and we already had at the time, examples of devices that were capable of doing that with other materials. We were presented with a need to engage in ‘trial and error’…”

“One day, I lucked out and tried a capacitive arrangement that caused the transfer of a few specifically polarized electrons into a test substrate of n-alkane silver thiozole. Bingo! The substrate went from about 200,000 ohms+ to nearly no ohms resistance… so fast I was startled. It took two years of further testing to determine that in fact, the entire transition took place in only ½ of a millionth of a billionth of a second. The problem, of course, in the original test setup: we had to keep feeding the fledgling prototype electrons or it lost its conductivity. I dubbed the effect 'Polaronics', as, unlike electronic devices, there was no actual charge coupling, electromagnetic potential, nor current perse involved in delivering the effect. In fact, the effect is caused by a single electron which, when it gets stuck, much as a golf ball momentarily gets stuck in the grass when the golfer hits it a little too low, causing a divot to be dug out of the fairway, the electron is trapped momentarily, and during that time period, the device is set into the on state. By repeatedly bringing the Silver atom electron to this orbital level, the device stays IN the on state.”

“Over the course of 1995-1998, testing determined that the electrons fed ito the NAST ended up leaking off within about 200 millionths of a billionth of a second: not very stable, so by 1999, I figured that if you placed two devices in a kind of Mobeus like arrangement, the electrons would leak off of each into the other, eventually ‘wearing out’ due to loss of cohesion. Nothing is perpetual. Well, after much testing, I was able to perpetuate the Mobeus arrangement to stay stable for the course of an hour. However, in the meanwhile, the parallel switch arrangement stayed in the ON position. That meant that the refresh rate, the rate at which one had to read and rewrite the device, which is typically measured in today’s memory panels in the microseconds, was nearly 58.5 minutes, establishing for me that the device was capable of operating on minimal, if any, power! And the initial rise time? ½ of a Femtosecond – that’s 2,000 Terahertz (2 times 10 to the 15th power), or 1,000 Terahertz on/off cycles per second. The low power consumption meant that the NAST is perfect for PCs, Laptops and other power hungry devices.”

“The original NAST device had to be cooled with liquid nitrogen. I have since found that certain alloys of NAST can operate at room temperatures, but require adequate cooling because they begin to melt at only 105 degrees F. A small price to pay for a transistor-like switch which has what it takes for 2,000 Terahertz operations!”

“At first, my market staff thought it was all some kind of joke, particularly since during the exploratory phase, the origins of the idea for using NAST for semiconductors were referred to as ‘alien technology’ by a number of sources and such became the basis of and was detailed on one of our Comp America online service websites. However, further analysis has determined it to be very real, and the science behind it has further applications, no matter where the government got the idea for using this material in this fashion originally. Bouncing a laser, for instance, off of an NAST junction, causes a distinct difference in reflective index angle, depending upon whether the NAST switch is in the off or on setting. That means, one can combine optics with electronics, set the device Electronically and READ it using an Optical bus. The applications in Optical/Electronic Computing are enormous. And, the potential as a long haul optical modulator are equally appealing, such are used in extremely high speed fiber optics as found in long haul fiber optic networking.”

“While we are not producing large quantities of this device for lack of a cost effective way to build them, we are seeking partners interested in funding further research, as the work we’ve done to date, has all but exhausted our meager research budget. However, the value of this device is enormous, perhaps in the trillions of dollars. Furthermore, it has applications in every area where transistors are used today. It is clearly a very possible successor to the switching/oscillating applications for the transistor, and its dual use as an optical switching device render it enormously valuable.”

The company mentioned that one of the keys to its potential for future success is the very small size of the device. “It’s literally sub molecular: the smaller one can make that bond, the smaller the device, and since it has no heat producing capability, one need not worry about dissipation. Just keeping it under the melting point,” stated the company. Research into the uses for NAST has also progressed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (Harris) and at Harvard University (Nahum), which research efforts the company stated: “Tend to support our conclusions and findings- 100%”. The company believes that the device’s speed makes it inherently more valuable than attempting to develop ‘single atom transistors’ which are difficult to manufacture and control, impossible to predict, and not particularly fast, so it has not pursued a line of research in that area, having found what it feels is more than sufficient scalability and speed for the foreseeable future.

American Computer is a research driven computer manufacturer, which makes computers for consumers, corporations, the defense department and other government organizations.

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