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By A.J. Roan
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Nano-origami used for smallest microchip

Researchers fold graphene and creates electronic components Metal Tech News – February 17, 2021


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:06pm

University of Sussex graphene nanomaterials 2D origami smallest microchip

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A single layer of carbon atoms organized in a hexagonal structure, graphene is a 2D material with incredible strength, superior electrical conductivity, and antimicrobial properties.

Physicists at the University of Sussex have combined the properties of the modern 2D material, graphene, with the ancient art of paperfolding, origami, to create the tiniest microchips to date.

The researchers have utilized the nanomaterial to behave like a transistor by creating kinks and folds in the structure of graphene. When done, a strip of graphene crinkled in a particular fashion, behav...

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