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Rutgers Physicists Discover Novel Electronic Properties in Two-dimensional Carbon Structure

October 14, 2009

graphene flakes on wafer Rutgers researchers have discovered novel electronic properties in two-dimensional sheets of carbon atoms, called graphene, that could one day be the heart of speedy and powerful electronic devices. The new findings, previously considered possible by physicists but only now being seen in the laboratory, show that electrons in graphene can interact strongly with each other. Full Story

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