Graphene to replace silicon?

Fascinating post on the Research Council of Norway website, which discusses the development of a new material – graphene – that could be used to replace silicon in the manufacture of silicon chips.  The new material is cheaper to produce and a better conducter of heat and electricity, as well as being pliable and transparent – because it is the thinnest material known to science.  But it’s not just computer chips that may be revolutionised.   Graphene could be used in all kinds of ways – as a solar panel within normal window glass or to make mobile phones that wrap around the wrist like a watch.   Beam me up Scotty.

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