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A material for all seasons: RLE teams finding many uses for graphene, the newest form of carbon

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In a blown-up image from a scanning tunneling microscope, it looks just like an endless sheet of chicken wire: a simple flat sheet made up of a lattice of hexagons. But this nanoscopic material called graphene, first generally acknowledged to exist just five years ago, turns out to have a variety of unique, and potentially very useful, characteristics — ones several MIT researchers, such as Vladimir Bulovic and Jing Kong of RLE, are actively trying to better understand and turn into real-world applications. <<more>>

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A material for all seasons: MIT teams finding many uses for graphene, the newest form of carbon

Professor Vladimir Bulovic

RLE Laboratory of Organic Optics and Electronics

Professor Jing Kong

RLE Nano-Materials and Electronics Group