Re: Quantum Cellular Automation and Moore's Law

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 21:22:02 -0400

Ramez Naam said:
> I also read this article in Science and found it quite interesting. My
> immediate question was whether Lent proposes that we build traditional
> logic gates using this technique to replace transistors, or whether he's
> proposing an entirely new type of computer architecture based on QCAs.
> Any insight?

Beyond the simple four hole cell, for direct signal transmission, I can
see triangluar cells with three holes. These would have one electron in
them, and a four hole cell along each of two sides, pushing the one
electron around in the tri-cell. The third side would be the output of
the logic gate, and a four hole cell could be lined up directly, or
offset by a hole, which would give the OR and NOR, AND, NAND, etc
depending on how its laid out.

			Michael Lorrey
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