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Penn Scientists Carve Functional Nanoribbons Using Super-heated, Nano-sized Particles of Iron
July 30, 2008
Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new method by which graphene films can be etched along flawless, crystallographic axes using hot nanoparticles, a technique that results in precise, macroscopic length ribbons of graphene. The advance could enable atomically precise and simple construction of integrated circuits from single graphene sheets, with a wide range of technological applications.
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