Graphene, one-atom-thick sheets of carbon, can take electric charges far faster than presently used materials. They expect for the marvel fabric graphene to fulfil its promise in electronics has received a enhance by changing the recipe whereas cooking it. Since its discovery in 2004, graphene has been the focus of intense study efforts to utilize its extraordinary mechanical strength and its favorable electronic properties.
A study in Nature Communications solves those troubles by cooking up graphene from a stuff called silicon carbide. To make faster computer chips, the industry has been working relentlessly to shrink the individual transistors - and is heading for a physical limit to just how small they can go. The way the hydrogen atoms fit themselves into the border changes the nature of the chemical bonds between the two layers.