Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Researchers Create First Functional Semiconductor Made From Graphene

Stephen Downes

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I saw this reported on the news this morning. "A team of researchers based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Tianjin, China... produce a graphene semiconductor that is compatible with conventional microelectronics processing methods — a necessity for any viable alternative to silicon." Though it is still a very long time before we see anything like this commercially, the material runs both faster and cooler than traditional silicon. Graphene is a form of carbon consisting of a single layer of atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice nanostructure. I can't resist referring back to this graphic where I predict a future based on carbon, carbon and carbon.

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