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Overheard: Back to the future with graphene



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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integrated circuits
nantotechnology
Technology
darren_waters.jpg Companies like Intel have a roadmap to reduce the size of circuits on the silicon wafer, down to about 10 nanometres – 10,000 times smaller than the width of a single human hair.

Darren Waters, Nano switch hints at future chips

The transistor, essentially an on/off switch, has been made using graphene, a two-dimensional material first discovered only four years ago.

Graphene is a single layer of graphite, which is found in the humble pencil.

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