24 Jul '11, 5pm

Atomic-Level “Cowboy” Herds Graphene Grains into Shape: Filed under: Energy News

Graphene was discovered just a few years ago, and initial attempts to produce it were somewhat primitive. Researchers literally pressed a piece of tape over a piece of graphite to detach the single sheet of carbon atoms that form graphene (graphite is basically a stack of graphene sheets). Emerging tactics include using water droplets to coax graphene into different shapes , and fabricating a coated paper and then chemically reducing it to produce uniform graphene sheets . The key sticking point is finding a method that works consistently and economically on a large, commercial scale.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/24/atomic-level-cowboy-h...

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cleantechnica.com 24 Jul '11, 3pm

Graphene was discovered just a few years ago, and initial attempts to produce it were somewhat primitive. Researchers lite...