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Press Release 10-050

A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics

Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a technique to turn defects in graphene into tiny metallic wires

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An artist's conception of a row of intentional molecular defects in a sheet of graphene.

An artist's conception of a row of intentional molecular defects in a sheet of graphene. The defects effectively create a metal wire in the sheet. This discovery may lead to smaller yet faster computers in the future.

Credit: Y. Lin, USF


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