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Graphene Research Leaps Ahead with ‘Big Mac’ Architecture

A group of researchers from the Manchester University, known for their advanced work on graphene, has announced that they have successfully developed a new sandwich lookalike architecture which could soon introduce some revolutionary changes in the tech-world by replacing silicon.

Apparently, the researchers have come up with a new circuit architecture which they call the ‘Big Mac’. According to the geniuses, the new architecture places graphene - known as the thinnest, most conductive and strongest material on earth, in between a pair of sheets of boron-nitrate.

Boron Nitrate happens to be another ultra-thin material. The researchers say that the boron-nitrate plates were used so that the graphene can be isolated, at the same time facilitating them a platform for accurate observation.

“It's technically important that our demonstration shows that graphene encapsulated within boron nitride offers the best and most advanced platform for future graphene electronics,” professor Andre Geim, one of the researchers said in a statement, PC Pro reports.

Professor Geim happens to be the same person who last year won the Nobel prize for physics for his work on graphene.

“It solves several nasty issues about graphene's stability and quality that were hanging for long time as dark clouds over the future road for graphene electronics," he added.