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Team of Researchers Achieves Major Step Toward Faster Chips

May 7, 2009

engineering graphic New research findings could lead to faster, smaller and more versatile computer chips. A team of scientists and engineers from Stanford University, the University of Florida and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the first to create one of two basic types of semiconductors using an exotic, new, one-atom-thick material called graphene. Full Story

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