Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a graphene semiconductor that could enable large area flexible electronics.
Graphene traditionally acts like a conductor, but scientists discovered that bending it produces a bandgap, allowing it to work as a semiconductor. Researchers grew two layers of graphine on a grooved silicon carbide base. The layers set into the grooves, allowing the material to form a bandgap and act as a semiconductor, reports the Overclockers club website.
The team are now studying how the size of the grooves affects the conductivity of the graphene, before working on further development.
Documents and links
Overclockers club report
Semiconducting Graphene Created
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