Smallest FM Radio Transmitter Created By Columbia University Engineers

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Smallest FM radio transmitter just created using graphene by the wizards at Columbia University. This one is pretty cool and I certainly do not want to butcher the idea and explanation behind it all. So let’s read what Holly Evarts has to say.

Written by Holly Evarts

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Mechanical Engineering ProfessorJames Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, has taken advantage of graphene’s special properties—its mechanical strength and electrical conduction—and created a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals, in effect the world’s smallest FM radio transmitter. The study is published online on November 17, in Nature Nanotechnology.

“This work is significant in that it demonstrates an application of graphene that cannot be achieved using conventional materials,” Hone says. “And it’s an important first step in advancing wireless signal processing and designing ultrathin, efficient cell phones. Our devices are much…

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