Physicists bring nanoncomputers a step closer with new material discovery

Posted on Sunday, October 24 2004 @ 22:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new class of material, which brings computer chips made from a single molecule a step closer, has been discovered by scientists. Called graphene, it is a two-dimensional, giant, flat molecule which is still only the thickness of an atom.

The nanofabric's remarkable electronic properties mean that an ultra-fast and stable transistor could be made.

The physicists from the University of Manchester and Chernogolovka, Russia, published their research in Science.

"In my opinion, this is one of the most exciting thing to have happened in solid state physics in a decade," Professor Laurence Eaves, semi-conductor expert from the University of Nottingham told the BBC News website.

The full article can be found at BBC

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