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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Graphene Nanoelectronics (3 of 3)

Caption: A representation of conduction channels on a graphene nanoribbon interfaced with gold contacts. When graphene is synthesized, it generally results in a mix of metallic and semiconductor materials. But a discovery at Rensselaer gives researchers a blueprint that should allow them to purposefully make entire batches of either one or the other. This is an important first step for developing a way to mass produce metallic graphene, which could one day replace copper as the primary interconnect material on nearly all computer chips.

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