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Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

( —Just an atom thick, 200 times stronger than steel and a near-perfect conductor, graphene's future in electronics is all but certain. But to make this carbon supermaterial useful, it needs to be a semiconductor ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

( —In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits carbon nanotubes ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in Nanophysics
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