Graphene: the successor to copper?

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Graphene: the successor to copper?

Postby TerraFrost » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:16 am

Graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon, eluded scientists for years but was finally made in the laboratory in 2004 with the help of everyday, store-bought clear adhesive tape. Graphite, the common material used in most pencils, is made up of countless layers of graphene. Researchers simply used the gentle stickiness of tape to break apart these layers.


Carbon nanotubes, which are essentially made of rolled-up graphene, are another potential heir to replace copper as the primary material used for interconnects.


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Postby Rapscallion » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:35 pm

first lead is too poisonous for a pencil. then graphite is too useful for just pencils.... :rolleyes:
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