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Can graphene nanoribbons replace silicon?

( -- "Graphene has been the subject of intense focus and research for a few years now," Philip Kim tells "There are researchers that feel that it is possible that graphene could replace silicon as ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Nanophysics feature
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Bad virus put to good use: Breakthrough batteries

( -- Viruses have a bad rep--and rightly so. The ability of a virus to quickly and precisely replicate itself makes it a destructive scourge to animals and plants alike. Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers ...

dateDec 07, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Silver Nanoparticles Deadly to Bacteria

Hygienic, antibacteria sprays can be harmful to the environment as well as germs. Toxic solvents are necessary to ensure that bacteria is destroyed but now there could be a new way to achieve this without the environment ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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Move over, silicon, there's a new circuit in town

( —When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering describe how they have ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Nanophysics
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