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Playing pool with carbon atoms

April 30, 2014

a sharp metal scanning tunneling microscopy tip A discovery by University of Arizona researchers brings graphene--thin layers of pencil lead--one step closer to replacing silicon in future technologies such as faster and smaller microprocessors. Full Story

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