On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devices

Scientists synthesized graphene nanoribbons, shown in yellow, on a titanium dioxide substrate, in blue. The lighter ends of the ribbon show magnetic states. The inset drawing shows how the ends have up and down spin, suitable for creating qubits. Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy An international multi-institution team of scientists has synthesized graphene nanoribbons—ultrathin […]