posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 11:24 AM
Thanks for the info!
I personally can't say anything on the time travel theories, but graphene semiconductors (SCs) will play a large role for me in the future. I work
with a team that designs digital x-ray detectors used for mamography, cardiac, etc. applications. We're using silicon-based SCs for both our FETs
and our photodiodes. There are several applications where we have to 'settle' for several ms per line read to let charge dissipate (otherwise we
get info from line A contaminating info from line B, etc.)- with graphene SCs, because the electron transfer rate is 2 - 3 orders of magnitude greater
than silcon-based SCs, we'll be able to run the detectors ~100 times faster (once we have read-out electronics that can perform that fast - ~10x at
Stressing the graphene to creae the ~300T bubbles is interesting. Maybe you could deposit graphene (or sublimate silicon from silicon carbide, as is
one of the current practices) on to liquid crystal (LC) arrays (or right on to an LCD???) to make a 'selectively stress-able' substrate so you could
easily turn the magnitic fields on and off to precisely control the location and energy of the free electrons. This would make a lousy storage system
since the LCs would relax when un-biased, thus releasing the electrons, but it would be a fairly cheap and dirty way to start playing around with the
electronic properties of graphene...
Anyway, thanks again for the info - I'm going to look into graphene a bit more and maybe toss the idea at our panel designer as something to start
thinking about for maybe 3 - 5 years down the road.