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Speed Bumps Less Important Than Potholes for Graphene

July 12, 2007

section of graphene sheet Researchers from National Institute of Standards and Technology and Georgia Tech have created detailed maps of electron interference patterns in graphene to understand how defects in the two-dimensional carbon crystal affect charge flow through the material. The results have implications for the design of graphene-based nanoelectronics. Full Story

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