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Carbon breakthrough could mean cheap, eternally stretching graphene [Materials Science]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Graphene, the eternally stretching two-dimensional form of carbon, is one of the most promising synthetic materials in existence, but is still costly to produce to specification. New research released in the PNAS shows a simple and cheap way to produce the stuff, and could herald a graphene revolution. More »
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Even graphene has weak spots

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

HOUSTON – (March 28, 2013) – Graphene, the single-atom-thick form of carbon, has become famous for its extraordinary strength. But less-than-perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness, according to researchers at Rice U... Read Post

New hybrid carbon material discovered

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

A new hybrid carbon material, which combines graphene and nanotubes in the form of graphene nanoribbons encapsulated into single-walled carbon nanotubes -- has been discovered by researchers in Finland and Sweden. Read Post

Breakthrough In Energy Storage: New Carbon Material Shows Promise Of Storing Large Quantities Of Renewable Electrical Energy

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

Engineers and scientists have achieved a breakthrough in the use of a one-atom thick structure called "graphene" as a new carbon-based material for storing electrical charge in ultracapacitor devices, perhaps paving the way for the ... Read Post

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