zaterdag, juli 23, 2005

One-atom-thick materials promise a 'new industrial revolution'

Boy, do I love this nanotech-stuff! This one is pretty serious though: Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered (The findings were published 18 July, 2005) a new class of materials which have previously only existed in science fiction films and books.

Dr Kostya Novoselov, a key investigator in this research, said "Although some of the applications are probably decades away, I expect to see ultra-fast transistors, micromechanical devices and nano-sensors based on the discovered one-atom-thick crystals already in a few years time."

In this regard, you might wanna check out the posting I uploaded last week 'From Sticks & Stones to Nanotech!'; gives you a nice overview of what's going on..