Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography light
A method of using shorter wavelengths of light to create smaller circuits. Current technology uses light waves about 240 nanometers long (so-called deep ultraviolet light) to create circuits about 100 nanometers wide (a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter). If scientists succeeded with EUV light, circuits could shrink in width to 10 nanometers, which in turn could make microprocessors 100 times more powerful.
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