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Could graphene switches lead to 100-times faster internet?

By Dario Borghino
July 20, 2013

Researchers from the Universities of Bath and Exeter have shown that a few layers of graphene stacked on top of each other could act as a formidable material for optical switches, delivering speeds up to 100 times faster than current telecommunications technology.

Optical switches are a crucial part of our telecommunications infrastructure and although their performance is already quite impressive, researchers have long suspected that a class of materials named semimetals (which includes graphene) could be used to make them even better.

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