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IBM'S ATOMIC "CHICKENWIRE" FOR NANOELECTRONICS

  • IBM'S ATOMIC "CHICKENWIRE" FOR NANOELECTRONICS

    IBM'S ATOMIC "CHICKENWIRE" FOR NANOELECTRONICS

    Date added: 06 Mar 2008

    The image on the left shows a single layer, or sheet of carbon molecules known as Graphene. The noise that occurs from electrical signals bouncing around in the material as a current is passed through it is greater as the device is made smaller and smaller, impeding the performance for nanoscale electronics. In the image on the right, the IBM scientists demonstrated for the first time that adding a second sheet of Graphene reduces the noise significantly, giving promise to this material for potential use in future nanoelectronics.