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New Approach to Making Graphene Could Lead to Workable Transistors

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Graphene nanoribbons

This image, taken using atomic force microscopy, shows graphene nanoribbons aligned in intersecting rows atop a silicon wafer. Researchers used DNA to synthesize and position the ribbons.

Credit: Zhenan Bao Research Group

Researchers at Stanford have used DNA as a template to synthesize ultra-thin ribbons of graphene directly on silicon wafers. This new approach could ultimately lead to graphene transistors that leak less current and are thus more practical for electronics.

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