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A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics

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    A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics.

    When most of us hear the word 'defect', we think of a problem that has to be solved. But a team of researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) created a new defect that just might be a solution to a growing challenge in the development of future electronic devices.

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    An artist's conception of a row of intentional molecular defects in a sheet of graphene. The defects effectively create a metal wire in the sheet. This discovery may lead to smaller yet faster computers in the future. Credit: Y. Lin, USF

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