News 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. 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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