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Graphene key to 2-D semiconductor with extraordinary properties

August 29, 2016

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A newly discovered method for making 2-D materials could lead to new and extraordinary properties, particularly in a class of materials called nitrides, say the Penn State University materials scientists who discovered the process. This first-ever growth of 2-D gallium nitride using grapheme encapsulation could lead to applications in deep ultraviolet lasers, next-generation electronics and sensors.Full Story

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