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Replacing copper with pencil graphite

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http://science.slashdot.org/article....23225&from=rss

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It'd be cheaper, but i believe it has a pretty high resistance.
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lol
i want to know how "store-bought transparent tape" led to the discovery of this.
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Well pencil graphite is carbon, didn't OCZ do that already?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by superon View Post
lol
i want to know how "store-bought transparent tape" led to the discovery of this.
Probably a typo. I think they meant duct tape, that stuff makes everything better.

Will be interesting to see where this leads. I assume it'll allow chips to be smaller and use less power.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by superon View Post
lol
i want to know how "store-bought transparent tape" led to the discovery of this.
Well i don't know. But if transparent scotch tape can do this...

Think of what duct tape could do! Bio duct tape computer here we come!
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Well pencil graphite is carbon, didn't OCZ do that already?
yeh, but it's an entirely different material.
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Well pencil graphite is carbon, didn't OCZ do that already?
The title is wrong and does not reflect the article's content. They are using graphene - essentially graphite (not sure why the author chose to differentiate pencil graphite) but 1 atom thick. It's electrical properties are very different. Graphite is a poor crystal structure form of diamond - it's very weak which is why pressing it to paper makes a mark. Graphene is what it used to make nanotubes and the like and has amazing strength when properly applied.
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Lol and if someone erased a pencil volt mod all you'll hear on OCN is "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
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what is a pencil voltmod lol
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