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Electron Superhighway

Can graphene overtake silicon as the essential ingredient of computer chips?

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2:52pm, September 25, 2007

"Graphene has always been before our eyes, but no one ever tried to look," says Andre Geim, a physicist at the University of Manchester in England. A single-atom-thick, chicken wire web of carbon atoms, graphene forms the layers that stack up to make the graphite found in pencil lead and carbon soot.

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