Graphene gets a 'cousin' in the shape of germanene

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 03:30 in Physics & Chemistry

Scientists have successfully synthesized the 2-D 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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