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How Graphene's Electrical Properties Can Be Tuned


September 26, 2011

stacked trilayers Graphene is ideally suited for creating components for semiconductor circuits and computers. Now, an accidental discovery in a physicist's laboratory at the University of California, Riverside, provides a unique route for tuning the electrical properties of graphene. The researchers found that stacking up three layers of graphene, like pancakes, significantly modifies the material's electrical properties. Full Story

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