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re: TI growing large-area graphene
Mark.Hewitt_#1   3/4/2011 5:15:56 PM
Perhaps you are not familiar with doping techniques that open the band gap in Graphene - in eetimes December the feature about IBM opening the band gap for Graphene's. We are clearly in new territory here with Graphene's however I see the functional use to far exceed the expatiations of nano tubes.

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R_Colin_Johnson   3/4/2011 5:06:37 PM
Texas Instruments made clear to me that their goal is to eventually reach the wafer scale in growing graphene monolayers--the same way silicon is grown today. However, it will be many years before anybody progress from growing millimeter-scale patches to achieving the kind of control necessary for wafer scale growth.

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re: TI growing large-area graphene
krisi   3/4/2011 4:26:20 PM
I don't agree GroovyGeek, I think this is the most exciting material that will eventuallu replace silicon in certain applications. Material properties are very unique. We just don't know yet all manufacturing issues...Kris

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re: TI growing large-area graphene
GroovyGeek   3/4/2011 7:27:39 AM
Theoretically is the key word... Mobility in nanoribbons is more like 100-200. Furthermore graphene has no bandgap so it makes an incredibly lousy switch. Many have given up on that particular application. Graphene is the new nanotube - the next great white hope that will go nowhere, at least as far as high performance CMOS replacement is concerned.

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re: TI growing large-area graphene
yalanand   3/4/2011 3:57:30 AM
"Theoretically, graphene can achieve electron mobilities of 10,000-to-100,000 cm2/Vs." does it mean the graphene transistor will be 4 times faster than the normal CMOS transistors ?

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