Germanene: European Scientists Synthesize New Cousin of Graphene

September 10, 2014 8:52 PM

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A team of scientists from Spain, Germany and France has managed to synthesize graphene’s cousin – an atom-thin, ordered, two-dimensional material named germanene.

Germanene does not exist in nature and is made up of a single layer of germanium atoms. It is expected to exhibit impressive electrical and optical properties and could be widely integrated across the electronics industry in the future.

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