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valleytronics

valleytronics
 n.— «Scientists have also explored more esoteric aspects of graphene, including a prediction from more than half a century ago. Because of how the electrons flowing in graphene interact with the honeycomb chicken-wire structure, they behave as if they have no mass, always traveling at the same speed regardless of their energy, like particles of light. Dr. Beenakker at Leiden has proposed taking advantage of graphene’s unusual behavior in a new type of electronics that he calls “valleytronics.”» —“Thin Carbon Is In: Graphene Steals Nanotubes’ Allure” by Kenneth Chang New York Times Apr. 10, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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