Researchers getting closer to production of graphene chips

Posted on Monday, Apr 06 2009 @ 00:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Researchers at Ohio State University are working on a technique that could allow mass production of computer chips made from graphene:
Most researchers could only create tiny single graphene devices , and only on traditional silicon oxide substrates.

Also, they couldn't control where they placed the devices on the substrate, and had to connect each device to other electronics for testing.

"We designed the technique to mesh with standard chip-making practices," said Nitin Padture, a professor of materials science and engineering. "The industry has several decades of chip-making technology that we can tap into, if only we could create millions of these graphene structures in precise patterns on predetermined locations, repeatedly.

"This result is a proof-of-concept that we should be able to do just that."
More info at EE Times.

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