Scientists Use Gold Substrate to Synthesize Germanene

September 10, 2014 10:28 AM

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Scientists Use Gold Substrate to Synthesize Germanene

A team of researchers has used gold substrate to grow graphene's close cousin, germanene.

Germanene is made of just one layer of germanium atoms. The researchers believe that the material has good electrical and optical properties and can be used in future electronics. The team also believes that the unique properties of the material could also lead to its use in quantum computing.

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