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How Graphene Might Change The World

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Published on Nov 12, 2013

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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Why Graphene Sheets Make Sexier Chips Than Silicon
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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."

MINDING THE COLLEGE GAP
http://www.fastcompany.com/1118174/gr...
"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
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/201...
"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
http://www.medgadget.com/2013/10/biom...
"The future of advanced medicine may very well depend on our collective understanding of nano-scale biological systems."

Unpaired spins make graphene magnetic
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/n...
"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
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Ric...
"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
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342...
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
http://www.graphenea.com/pages/graphe...
"Graphene, the well-publicised and now famous two-dimensional carbon allotrope, is as versatile a material as any discovered on Earth."

Functionalized Low Defect Graphene Nanoribbons and Polyurethane Composite Film for Improved Gas Barrier and Mechanical Performances
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/n...

'White graphene' halts rust in high temps
http://news.rice.edu/2013/10/07/white...
"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
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/131...
"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
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/131...
"The application of graphene in sensor devices depends on the ability to appropriately functionalize the pristine graphene."

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