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The Latest Ultra-sensitive Gas Sensors

By using Graphene doped with Boron, scientists have developed ultra-sensitive gas sensors that could one day be able to detect the presence of one molecule of gas in a thousand trillion molecules of air. Various gases, such as those produced by explosives, are specifically difficult to detect – you need extra-sensitive sensors. However, scientists are considering Graphene as being the new material for creating a stream of electronic devices, including sensitive gas detectors. Graphene has high Read more [...]

Phosphorene Challenges Graphene as a Semiconductor

Though silicon has been the basis of semi-conductors for decades, it is facing stiff competition from other materials that promise to deliver several extras to consumers who like to enjoy more flexibility with their gadgets. For some time, graphene, a one atom thick allotrope of carbon has been under consideration for use in electronic devices because its thin structure allows electrons to travel across it much more rapidly than they would do across silicon. However, graphene has severe limitations, Read more [...]

Graphene Metal Sandwich Improves Electronics

Heat conducting properties of the metal Copper are well known. However, scientists have been able to improve this property even further. By creating a sandwich of graphene with copper, scientists have found that the heat conducting properties of copper are strongly enhanced. Expectedly, this discovery could lead to further downscaling of electronic products. This pioneering discovery is the work of two professors – Alexander A. Balandin and Konstantin S. Novoselov. Balandin is a professor of Read more [...]