A graphene material sample. Pic credit: Georgia Tech/Gary Meek
Scanning electron microscope image of graphene nanoribbons that are 22 nanometers wide between the middle electrode pair. Pic credit: Raghunath Murali
Raghunath Murali (left) and graduate student Kevin Brenner are shown with a test station used to study the properties of graphene. Pic credit: Georgia Tech/Gary Meek
Graphene, the one-atom-thick gauze of carbon atoms resembling chicken wire first isolated in 2004, continues to find new and wondrous applications. It has already been used to create the world’s smallest transistor and now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have experimentally demonstrated the potential for graphene to replace copper for interconnects in future generations of integrated circuits.
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