A group of scientists have claimed that next generation computers made using Graphene will be faster than their silicon counterparts.
The scientists have found that electrons move faster in Graphene than they do in silicon. Graphene, the world’s thinnest material, was discovered by scientists at the University of Manchester in 2004.
Graphene, which is built with a single layer of carbon atoms, is also extremely flexible, which opens up more doors for technological advancements related to next generation computers.
“Although the exciting physics which we have found in this particular experiment may have an immediate implementation in practical electronic devices, the further understanding of the electronic properties of this material will bring us a step closer to the development of Graphene electronics,” said Professor Konstantin Novoselov who was part of the team that discovered the unique behaviour of electrons in Graphene.
The material also possesses a number of other exciting properties like extremely high electron and thermal conductivities and mechanical strength.
According to Daily Mail, the material is considered to be 200 times stronger than structural steel and can not only be used in making next generation semiconductors and display technology, but also extremely light weight and strong aircraft.