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Making graphene work for real-world devices

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:14am
National Science Foundation

Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material--strong, light, nearly transparent and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat--and it very well may be. But a number of practical challenges must be overcome before it can emerge as a replacement for silicon and other materials in microprocessors and next-generation energy devices.

One particular challenge concerns the question of how graphene sheets can be utilized in real ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131167&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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