Silicon chip wafer

But wait…what about conventional silicon products? Don’t they improve as well?

Silicon is the most important element in the modern computing industry. Silicon made possible the existence of PCs, smartphones, and more advanced computing technologies. In fact, silicon is the heart of the technological world. Silicon is vital to our continued technological progress. But if forecasts are right, the exponential growth of electronics technology will not […]

Old Computer

What is Moore’s Law and what has Graphene to do with it?

Did you ever wonder why your 2 years old smartphone is this much heavier and slower than the new ones? The answer is based in Moore’s law. What is Moore’s law? Moore’s law states that the number of transistors per area doubles every 18 or 24 months. By shrinking the size of transistors, the semiconductors […]

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So…what’s the hype? Why is Graphene called a wonder material?

In my last blog post, I explained how easy it is to make make your own Graphene at home. However, you may still wonder: Why should I be interested in that? What is so fantastic about Graphene? Why is there so much research being done on Graphene? And why is Graphene considered a ‘wonder material’? […]

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The discovery of Graphene

Since 1859, many scientists were looking for graphite and finally in 1916 the structure of graphite was clarified. While they were examining graphite, they found some unexpected behavior in extremely thin layers of graphite and then they wanted to make it thinner and thinner down to one atomic layer to study physical and electrical behavior these thin layers. […]

Nano connector

What is Nanotechnology?

According to the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI): “Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this length scale. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. […]