We talk a lot about graphene and why it promises to be a wonder material, but how do you actually make it?
If you’ve been following Siliconrepublic.com for a while now, you might have seen many articles suggesting that graphene – an atom-thick layer of graphite – will bring us a wealth of technological progress, from flexible screens to highly-efficient water filters.
The only problem is that while it promises the world, much of the technological breakthroughs it promises to make are still pretty experimental.
To give just one example, a team of researchers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick was only recently able to tame ‘wild’ electrons within the material.
The original problem with graphene was that when electrons flow through it, they travel in a straight line with incredibly vast velocity, and most barriers that attempted to stop it were not strong enough.
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