Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have usedthe capabilities of the Rensselaer Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) supercomputer touncover the properties of a promising form of graphene, known as graphenenanowiggles. The graphitic nanoribbons can be segmented into several differentsurface structures. Each of these structures produces highlydifferent magnetic and conductive properties.

The findings provide a blueprint that scientists can useto pick and choose a graphene nanostructure that is tuned andcustomized for a different task or device.

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