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Graphene is an unusual single-atom thick carbon semiconductor.  (Source: i09)

Researchers measured the heat of a graphene transistor for the first time using atomic force microscopy. The results were surprising -- the material significantly self-cools.  (Source: Alex Jerez, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology)
Future computers may not need a heat-sink -- their thermal electric properties result in net-cooling effect

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By Jeremy87 on 4/4/2011 5:14:20 PM , Rating: 2
"cost as much as $100M USD to produce a single cubic centimeter of material."

According to what wikipedia says about the distance of stacked graphene sheets, this equals about $3 per cm^2 of graphene layers. How many layers do you need?

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By cjohnson2136 on 4/4/2011 5:18:07 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure but the $3 per cm^2 is that a R&D price or a pass production price. Just curious cause mass production is always cheaper then the R&D cost.

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By PlasmaBomb on 4/4/2011 9:03:38 PM , Rating: 2
The thickness depends on the methods used... typically graphene is referred to as a monolayer.

The lowest thickness I have seen reported is 5.3 Angstroms... so it would take ~18.9 million of them to form a 1 cm^3 block...

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