Yasuo TAKAHASHI. Professor (at that time), Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Technical advancement in the performance of computers depends on increasing the transistor current with very little electricity. With researchers of Shizuoka University, Professor Yasuo TAKAHASHI and his research group have successfully amplified the current without a power supply by applying the principle of an aspirator (tee) ejecting water and air from a nozzle under high pressure. They showed that a new electron flow can be produced from energy that is usually consumed as heat and that it is possible to suppress heat generation from current amplification. This experiment was conducted under a low temperature of 8K (-265.15°C). If this technology is put into practical use after a proving test at room temperature, power saving and the acceleration of computers will be possible.