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Hybrid devices could come from new material

Researchers at Queen's University in the UK report mixing semiconducting buckminsterfullerene molecules with layers of graphene, hexagonal boron nitride and other materials to make a new material that is said to be durable, light and easy to manufacture. "Our findings show that this new 'miracle material' has similar physical properties to silicon, but it has improved chemical stability, lightness and flexibility, which could potentially be used in smart devices and would be much less likely to break," said the university's Elton Santos.

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