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May 8, 2011

graphene Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and their colleagues have used new techniques to confirm the existence of long-predicted edge states in graphene nanoribbons, opening new prospects for characterizing and controlling the electronic, spintronic, magnetic and optical properties of nanoscale devices. Full Story

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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