Electron sniper targets graphene

 

Because of its intriguing properties graphene could be the ideal material for building new kinds of electronic devices such as sensors, screens, or even quantum computers.

One of the keys to exploiting graphene’s potential is being able to create atomic-scale defects – where carbon atoms in its flat, honeycomb-like structure are rearranged or ‘knocked out’ – as these influence its electrical, chemical, magnetic, and mechanical properties.

A team led by Oxford University scientists report in Nature Communications a new approach to a new approach to engineering graphene’s atomic structure with unprecedented precision.

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http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/science_blog/121024.html

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