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Graphene Research Hints at Faster Internet

A group of UK based researchers have come up with a new technology which involves the use of Graphene for capturing and converting more light at a faster pace - something that could come really handy when it comes to beefing up the speed of Internet connections as well as that of other modes of communications too.

The research team comprises of a large number of veterans from the domain of science and communication technology such as last year’s Nobel Prize winning, well known scholars Kostya Novoselov and Andre Geim.

Graphene happens to be thinnest material found on the planet, and according to the research team backed by the Nature Communication journal, on combining it with metallic nanostructures, the resultant product gives upto a 20 times better output than the amount of light Graphene could capture and convert into electric power on its own.

"Many leading electronics companies consider Graphene for the next generation of devices. This work certainly boosts Graphene's chances even further," said Novoselov, a Russian-born scientist who with Geim won the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics for research work on Graphene, reports Reuters.

The researchers are aiming for further research in this field, to take their findings to the next level.