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    Grand Graphene: Super-Thin, Nearly-Transparent Material

    Post by SPADEZ on Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:13 am

    Grand Graphene: Super-Thin, Nearly-Transparent Material



    Every once in a while, a material comes along that is so useful
    researchers have to dig for years to uncover all of its uses. Graphene
    is one of those materials; it was first created in a lab in 2004, but
    new uses are still being found for it today. Graphene is simply a
    material made of ultra-thin graphite just one atom thick. It’s
    astonishingly good at conducting electrons and is just about
    transparent. So far, uses for graphene have been somewhat limited
    because of the way the material was produced: in tiny flakes. But a
    group of South Korean researchers recently worked out a way to make
    paper-like sheets of graphene. The new graphene film will allow for even more applications of the amazing material.

    Graphene sheets could be used for touch screens, just like the ones
    currently used for credit card terminal signature pads. It’s less
    brittle, less expensive, and performs better than the material currently
    used for signature pads. But maybe the most exciting new applications
    on the horizon for graphene take advantage of its inherent
    anti-bacterial property. It’s super-light and allows a great deal of
    light to pass through it, so it could be incorporated into
    anti-bacterial bandages, clothing and other textiles that resist
    bacterial growth, and even food and live tissue packaging. It seems
    almost possible that graphene is poised to become the plastic of the
    future.



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    Re: Grand Graphene: Super-Thin, Nearly-Transparent Material

    Post by Vicky on Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:20 am

    holy crap is that thin image watching tv on that

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