Topological material switched off and on for the first time

(ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies) Australian study just out in Nature represents a significant advance in topological transistors and beyond-CMOS electronics.First time that the topological state in a topological insulator has been switched on and off using an electric field. Researchers proved this is possible at room temperature, which is necessary for any viable replacement to CMOS technology in everyday applications.