To build the new ion device, Monroe and his colleagues used conventional microchip-fabrication methods to first deposit layers of the semiconductor compounds gallium arsenide and aluminum gallium arsenide onto a gallium arsenide wafer.
What does GaAs stand for?
GaAs stands for Gallium Arsenide
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By contrast, gallium arsenide chips, which are used in DVD video players, communications equipment and lasers, are 40 times faster than silicon chips - but they are fragile and expensive.
Wafers of gallium arsenide and other semiconductors that can transmit electrons at high speeds and efficiently emit or detect light are costly and fragile.
By delicately parting curtains of electrons, scientists have gazed for the first time into channels on a crystal of the semiconductor gallium arsenide (SN: 8/16/97, p.