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Carbon nanotubes steal spotlight from silicon in high-powered transistors

By Stephanie Liverani / September 6, 2016

When it comes to high-performance transistors, silicon’s been the go-to material. But recently, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say carbon nanotube transistors have, for the first time, outperformed silicon.

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Power trio: Graphene integrates with 2-D nanomaterials to reshape next-gen consumer electronics

By Stephanie Liverani / July 26, 2016

Researchers at the University of California Riverside and the University of Georgia say they’ve integrated graphene with tantalum sulfide and hexagonal boron nitride to create the first useful device that exploits the potential of charge-density waves to modulate an electrical current through a 2-D material.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 5, 2015

Metal-to-insulator transition, pseudoparticles zoom through zinc oxide, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 5, 2015.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 23, 2012

Take a break and take a look: China cuts rare earth mining rights by half to aid consolidation (Bloomberg/Businessweek) – China, the supplier of 90 percent of the world’s rare earths, cut mining rights for the materials by about half to 65 nationwide to help the industry consolidate and create bigger producers. Rare-earth mining rights in…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / February 13, 2012

Check ’em out: UGA discovery uses ‘fracture putty’ to repair broken bone in days Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal. Studies conducted in part by University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers show promise to significantly shorten the healing time and revolutionize the course of fracture treatment.”We…

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