Graphene gets a 'cousin' in the shape of germanene

September 10, 2014 5:05 PM

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Graphene gets a 'cousin' in the shape of germanene

A team of European researchers has become one of the first groups to successfully synthesize the 2D material germanene.

Dubbed a 'cousin of graphene', the material, which is made up of just a single layer of germanium atoms, 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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