In a story that is making it’s way around the web, researchers at the University College London have devised a new way to produce computer chips.
The production of computer chips currently takes a vast amount of energy to heat furnaces to 1000 degrees Celsius. The heat transforms silicon to silicon dioxide, a key ingredient of computer chips. The new process encourages this reaction using cool ultraviolet light instead of intense heat.
Computer manufacture is one of the most polluting industries out there. This is one step towards reversing that trend.