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Microprocessors From Pencil Lead


March 29, 2012

image of lab members Graphite, more commonly known as pencil lead, could become the next big thing in the quest for smaller, less power-hungry electronics. University of Arizona physicists are making discoveries that may advance electronic circuit technology. Full Story

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