Science News: Pencils Make Better Computer Chips

| 10/14/2007 12:00:00 AM

The September 29 edition of the weekly Science News  reports that scientists are trying to make silicon-based computer chips obsolete using graphene, "[a] single-atom-thick, chicken wire web of carbon atoms." Similar to the graphite used in pencils, graphene's "carbon-to-carbon bond -- is the strongest in nature," according to scientists quoted in the article, which could lead to smaller and stronger computer chips. -- Eric Kelsey

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