Graphene transistors are 'self cooling'

posted Apr 4, 2011, 1:44 AM by Hatef Sadeghi
Researchers from the University of Illinois discovered that graphene transistors have a nanoscale cooling effect that reduces their temperature. Using an atomic force microsope the team made the first ever nanometer-scale temperature measurements of a graphene transistor. This revealed that thermoelectric cooling effects can be stronger at graphene contacts than resistive heating, actually lowering the temperature of the transistor.

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