In nature, germanium tends to form multilayered crystals in which each atomic layer is bonded together.
Scientists are making discoveries with the use of graphite that could become the next big thing in the quest for smaller and less power-hungry electronics.
Graphene, essentially a single layer of the graphite found commonly in our pencils can be used as an alternative to copper in creating smaller and faster smart phones.
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