In September, 2008, NSF awarded funding to Georgia Tech to establish the GT Materials Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). GT will receive $8.1 M over six years for research, education and outreach activities. The MRSEC office suite is located in the GT Marcus Nanotechnology Building. The initial focus of the Center is research and development on epitaxial graphene (EG), a material with extraordinary electronic properties that offers the possibility of greatly enhanced speed and performance relative to silicon; this material may serve as the successor to silicon in integrated circuits and microelectronic devices. GT Physics Professors Walt de Heer, Ed Conrad and Phil First are world-wide leaders in the growth and characterization of EG.

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  • Early Development of Graphene Electronics 

    de Heer, Walt A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Graphene has recently emerged as a material likely to complement or eventually succeed silicon in electronics. From 2001 to 2004, groundbreaking research was pursued behind the scenes at Georgia Tech; various directions ...