Molybdenite could replace silicon, possibly superior to graphene

By Rick
Feb 1, 2012
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  1. Researchers have demonstrated the first logic circuits made from molybdenite, a naturally occurring compound made of molybdenum and sulfide (MoS2). Efforts by researchers show the material can not only replace silicon…

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  2. chaboi390

    chaboi390 Newcomer, in training Posts: 83

    Very interesting. will be paying close attention to these unique compounds in the future.
  3. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    So long as they don't claim that, "It can do ANYTHING". They'd gave to change the name to Molyneuxdenite.
  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    But can moly be one atom thick like graphene?
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,258   +214

    Thats cool. Molybdenite is very similar to graphite in its physical properties. I TA'd Mineralogy a few years ago and students often have a hard time distinguishing the two. Its somewhat easy if they are both side by side, but if you just have 1 hand sample they are tough.


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