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Graphene: The Material of the Future

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February 11, 2013
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The EU has pledged a billion euros for research into graphene at a consortium of institutions across the continent. The amazing material is strong, flexible, an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. We visit a research team in Aachen to find out more. Some say graphene may well revolutionize computing, telecommunications, and engineering.


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