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Layered "2-D Nanocrystals" Promising New Semiconductor
April 15, 2013
Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could replace today's transistors.
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