Graphene-semiconductor mashup

Graphene deposited on a gallium arsenide wafer could lead the way to a new generation of high performance semiconductors, according to researchers at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany, who have imaged the resulting structures using optical microscopy. GaAs is commonly used in radio frequency applications where silicon semiconductor technology under performs. Graphene on the other hand, is the current darling of the molecular electronics movement and holds much promise to eventually be the superstar successor to conventional semiconductors. The German research takes us another step closer to realizing this promise.