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Press Release 08-048
Is Graphene the New Silicon?

Electrons travel through extremely thin form of graphite with little resistivity

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Optical microscope image of the graphene device.

The color part of the image is an actual color optical micrograph of a graphene device used in the study. The yellow parts are gold electrodes, the slightly darker purple area is the graphene, and the lighter purple is the substrate material (SiO2/Si). The graphene lattice, rendered by an artist, above the device represents a blown-up portion of the graphene material, in which electrons travel more than 100 times faster than silicon.

Credit: S. Cho and M. S. Fuhrer, University of Maryland

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