A new study from researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute details how stacking nanoribbons of graphene can boost a material's ability to transmit electrical charges. The discovery further supports the idea that graphene could one day replace traditional copper as the best material for interconnects that transmit data and power around computer chips.
The research was supported in part by the New York State Interconnect Focus Center at Rensselaer, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, and the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems, as well as an anomymous donor. To learn more about this research, see the Rensselaer news release, Researching Graphene Nanoelectronics for a Post-Silicon World.
(Date of Image: November 2011)
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