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August 24th, 2006

New Electronics

Abstract:
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France have measured electron transport properties in graphene that are comparable to those seen in carbon nanotubes. Unlike carbon nanotubes, however, graphene circuitry can be produced using established microelectronics techniques, allowing researchers to envision a “road map” for future, high-volume production. “This is really the first step in a very long path,” he says. “We are at the proof-of-principle stage, comparable to where transistors were in the late 1940s. We have a lot to do, but I believe this technology will advance rapidly.”

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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