Graphene finding could lead to super-fast Internet

British scientists using graphene, the thinnest material in the world, to capture and convert more light than previously, paving the way for advances in high-speed Internet and other optical communications.
In a study in the journal Nature Communication, the team — which included last year’s Nobel Prize-winning scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov — found that by combining graphene with metallic nanostructures, there was a 20-fold enhancement in the amount of light the graphene could harvest and convert into electrical power.
Graphene is a form of carbon just one atom thick and yet 100 times stronger than steel.


Internet connection speeds could be tens of times faster than now

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