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Atomically thin device promises new class of electronics


October 21, 2013

Mark Hersam Northwestern University researchers have taken a significant step toward fabricating complex, nanoscale electronics: The creation of a p-n heterojunction diode, a fundamental building block of modern electronics. Full Story

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