posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:57 AM
This substance is one of those mentioned as a bonus to the Top 10 Most Extreme
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
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
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..