Monday, 10 October 2011

Manchester's Graphene goes from strength to strength

Graphene was the buzz at the Tory party conference last week and now the University of Manchester have announced that they have come one step closer to creating the next generation of computer chips made from it.

It follows George Osborne's announcement last week for plans for a £50m graphene research hub to be set up.

Now, writing in the journal Nature Physics, the University of Manchester team have for the first time demonstrated how graphene inside electronic circuits will probably look like in the future.

The team has written that by sandwiching two sheets of graphene with another two-dimensional material, boron nitrate,they have created the graphene ‘Big Mac’,a four-layered structure which could be the key to replacing the silicon chip in computers.

You can read more about it HERE

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