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Growth of High Quality Graphene by UCSB Researchers a Critical Discovery for Producing Next Generation Electronics
October 17, 2011
Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, funded by the National Science Foundation, have discovered a method to synthesize high quality graphene in a controlled manner that may pave the way for next-generation electronics application. Their refined method to synthesize sheets of "wonder material" graphene is a promising link to futuristic technology.
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