Through funding sponsored by the National Science Foundation, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed graphene-based nano-antennas. Utilizing the unique electronic properties of graphene, they are working to connect these devices powered by small amounts of energy.
Graphene based on a honeycomb network of carbon atoms could generate an electronic surface wave that would allow tiny antennas to do the work of much larger antennas. Through modeling and simulations, the researchers have been able to demonstrate nano-networks using alternative materials are feasible.
Read more about the research being developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology.