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Material that could change electronics industry is shown to be very mobile in water and likely to cause negative environmental impacts if spilled
There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the miracle material for applications.
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms with great promise for future electronics – superconducting, a state in which it would carry electricity with 100 percent efficiency.
It does not get any thinner than this: The novel material graphene consists of only one atomic layer of carbon atoms and exhibits very special electronic properties.
With a vast range of unique properties, graphene has proven itself a wonder material. Among these properties, graphene's strange love affair with water has remained a mystery until now.
Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic.
New production method broadens the perspectives for an improved use of the "magic material" - many different forms are possible
The unique properties of graphene such as its incredible strength and, at the same time, its little weight have raised high expectations in modern material science.
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