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DrQuine
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re: Germanane beats graphene
DrQuine   4/24/2013 1:55:27 AM
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It is wonderful how unexpected discoveries like graphene open up new paradigms for exploration along parallel paths. I guess this helps explain why innovation (and evolution) seem to move in jumps rather than small continuous steps.

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re: Germanane beats graphene
Stephen.   4/17/2013 6:09:07 AM
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Isn' the electron mobility higher in germanium than in silicon? It will be intersting to see if this overcomes some of the negatives of germanium and makes a whole new class of transistor possible. In my industry we really need a good THz transistor.

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re: Germanane beats graphene
FISH1230   4/13/2013 8:30:41 PM
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disaggree

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re: Germanane beats graphene
resistion   4/13/2013 1:05:42 AM
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Still peeling off monolayers? No mention of growth temperature (presumably very high)?

Jack.L
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re: Germanane beats graphene
Jack.L   4/12/2013 5:54:23 PM
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eewiz, if they did not start with Graphene, then we may never have gotten Germanene. Competition, and similarity both drive innovation.

Jack.L
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re: Germanane beats graphene
Jack.L   4/12/2013 5:53:00 PM
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EREBUS, Great minds think alike, my first thought on reading this is massive 3D arrays .... scary almost ... thoughts of singularity being realized.

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re: Germanane beats graphene
selinz   4/12/2013 4:21:19 PM
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While a demonstration of a fabrication is clearly the first step, it sounds like there is a lot of work to be done. The statement that ... "germanane has the potential to be more easily grown using convention semiconductor fabrication equipment than graphane." suggests that it's not the time to throw in the towel on graphane.

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woohoo   4/12/2013 10:37:59 AM
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No, not everything goes into the drain. you have venture into uncharted territories if you need to discover the next big thing. Putting a man on the moon didn't really result in much ROI of $100bn, other than I was the first one there. But the tech developed to achieve this feat is now used everywhere.

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re: Germanane beats graphene
eewiz   4/12/2013 10:14:47 AM
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my guess is that the graphene researchers all over the world have spend atleast 10B$ in research. Does this means, all those money has gone down the drain?

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re: Germanane beats graphene
EREBUS0   4/11/2013 8:10:50 PM
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I think we are seeing a new era in semiconductor materials. Our ability to manipulate individual atoms in matrices opens a significant boost for three dimensional devices. Star Trek had it right, we can use crystals for huge data storage applications. Who knew?



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