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New Technology Grows Nanoribbons Directly on Wafer

Researchers have discovered a technique using which graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties can directly be grown on a conventional germanium semiconductor wafer.

The discovery will enable manufacturers to easily use graphene nanoribbons in hybrid integrated circuits, which promise to significantly boost the performance of next-generation electronic devices. Researchers reveal that their technology could also have specific uses in industrial and military applications, such as sensors that detect specific chemical and biological species and photonic devices that manipulate light.

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