This rating is determined by measuring the "mobility" of the electrons, which indicates the speed at which a device, such as a transistor, can turn on and off. The research helps support a growing notion that we may in the future transition from silicon-based electronics and computer technology to a graphene-based technology, at least for sophisticated and delicate technologies such as high frequency receivers.
- University of Maryland - Physicists Show Electrons Can Travel More Than 100 Times Faster in Graphene (press release)
- ScienceDaily.com - Electrons Can Travel Over 100 Times Faster In Graphene Than In Silicon, Physicists Show
- Nano-Transistor - February 2007
- ScienceDaily.com - Could Graphene Replace Silicon in Electronics?