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First Graphene-Based Integrated Circuit Is a Major Step Toward Graphene Computer Chips

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posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:57 AM
This substance is one of those mentioned as a bonus to the Top 10 Most Extreme Substances which was discussed on the ATS Live show #60 last week.

While it is still years away from production, it seems they have come along way since IBM demonstrated it last year.

IBM researchers have built the first integrated circuit based on graphene, a breakthrough the company says could herald a future based on graphene wafers instead of silicon. The circuit, a 10 gigahertz frequency mixer, could give wireless devices greater range. At higher frequencies, the technology could someday allow law enforcement and medical personnel to see inside objects or people without the harmful effects of X-rays, according to IBM.
The circuit was built on a silicon carbide wafer and consists of graphene field-effect transistors. Last year, the same IBM team demonstrated the first graphene-based transistor, capable of operating at 100 GHz, but this time they integrated it into a complete circuit.

I can see the benefits this can present for the medical field.. not a big fan of having law enforcement armed with this though..

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by JacKatMtn

I agree, law enforcement shouldn't be getting this new technology. But we are at the cusps of a new technological explosion.

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