graphene

Melting of graphene is simply sublime: Understanding the melting curve of carbon

By Lisa McDonald / January 21, 2020

Researchers have struggled to create an accurate phase diagram of carbon for over 100 years. Now, two researchers from Russia explored melting of graphite and graphene and confirmed some previous hypotheses—and revealed graphene “melting” is in fact sublimation.

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Graphene: Softer through bending

By Lisa McDonald / November 19, 2019

Different research groups have measured different values for bending stiffness in graphene that span across orders of magnitude. Researchers led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign now say the different values stem from the fact that graphene becomes softer the more you bend it.

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Koala home offers eco-friendly way to make graphene

By Lisa McDonald / July 9, 2019

Researchers from RMIT University in Australia and the National Institute of Technology Warangal in India found Eucalyptus globulus bark extract can act as a green reducing agent in the chemical synthesis of graphene.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 1, 2019

Simulating the formation of ASR gels, solar cells work better with caffeine, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 1, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2019

Using bacteria to prevent potholes, high-tech material in a salt crust, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 10, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 27, 2019

Air purification at room temperature, accelerated dew harvesting, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 27, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 13, 2019

Smoothing wrinkles in graphene, engineering plants, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 13, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 27, 2019

Solar-powered supercapacitors, extracting liquid silicate from waste glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 27, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 20, 2019

Flaws of battery fast charging, skin wound regeneration with bioactive nanoparticles, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 20, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 13, 2019

Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis, ceramic sensors for bridge strain, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 13, 2019.

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