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  1. Graphene Computer Chips Nicole Hutchison 10/11/2013 ITMG 100 06

  2. Intorduction • Discovered by Andre Geimin 2004 • One atom thick layer of copper

  3. Technology • Main features of graphene: • Lightweight • Flexible • It is very conductive to electricity. • Nearly transparent. • It is two dimensional. • Strongest material

  4. Progress • Use light instead of electricity to move data between chips • Would conduct less heat that current chips • Would use much less energy than electrical chips • Sweet Video

  5. Pricing • Graphine oxide powder sells for 99 Euros/250mL • Mechanically exfoliated graphene sells for thousands of dollars per flake • Price expected to drop as the product becomes more prominent in everyday products • Pricing Chart

  6. Obtaining and pricing

  7. Drawbacks • Currently only converts 2% of light into energy • Still working on more efficient ways to utilize graphene in computer chips

  8. Works Cited • Blendis, Stefanie. "Graphene: 'Miracle material' will be in your home sooner than you think." CNN Tech. N.p., 6 Oct. 2013. Web. <http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/02/tech/innovation/graphene-quest-for-first-ever-2d-material/>. • Hardesty, Larry. "Graphene Could Yield Cheaper Optical Chips." MIT News. N.p., 15 Sept. 2013. Web. <http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/graphene-could-yield-cheaper-optical-chips-0915.html>. • Konrad, Tom. "Investors See Great Potential In Graphene." Forbes. N.p., 24 Sept. 2013. Web. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomkonrad/2013/09/24/investors-see-great-potential-in-graphene/>. • Spasenovic, Marko. "The Price of Graphene." Graphena. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. <http://www.graphenea.com/pages/graphene-price#.UoHHfvmshcZ>.