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Scientists Strive to Replace Silicon With Graphene on Nanocircuitry
June 10, 2010
Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors. They have devised a simple and quick one-step process for creating nanowires, tuning the electronic properties of reduced graphene oxide and thereby allowing it to switch from being an insulating material to a conducting material.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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