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How Graphene Might Change The World

Graphene is the most promising new material out there, likely to revolutionize the way we do or build almost anything. It’s pure carbon, and totally amazing. Trace shows us all the different ways this material could change life on Earth.

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“Graphene gets written about a lot. The so-called “wonder material” could revolutionize everything from the design of space elevators to cancer drug delivery.”


“In her sophomore year at Chicago’s ACE Technical Charter High School, Kewauna Lerma had a 2.25 GPA.”

US researchers create ‘cleanest’ graphene yet

“US scientists seeking to develop new ways to make electrical contacts on graphene have killed two birds with one stone.”

Biomimetic Membranes Adapted for Graphene Substrate, May Open New Bionanotech Applications

“The future of advanced medicine may very well depend on our collective understanding of nano-scale biological systems.”

Unpaired spins make graphene magnetic

“Researchers in the US have observed room-temperature ferromagnetism in a graphene nanostructure for the first time.”

Mix of graphene nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer

“A discovery at Rice University aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical.”

One-Dimensional Electrical Contact to a Two-Dimensional Material

Heterostructures based on layering of two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene and hexagonal boron nitride represent a new class of electronic devices.

Graphene Applications & Uses

“Graphene, the well-publicised and now famous two-dimensional carbon allotrope, is as versatile a material as any discovered on Earth.”

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‘White graphene’ halts rust in high temps

“Atomically thin sheets of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) have the handy benefit of protecting what’s underneath from oxidizing even at very high temperatures, Rice University researchers have discovered.”

Ultrathin high-temperature oxidation-resistant coatings of hexagonal boron nitride

“Hexagonal boron nitride is a two-dimensional layered material that can be stable at 1,500?°C in air and will not react with most chemicals.”

Multiplexed biomimetic lipid membranes on graphene by dip-pen nanolithography

“The application of graphene in sensor devices depends on the ability to appropriately functionalize the pristine graphene.”

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