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Northern Illinois University Scientists Find Simple Way to Produce Graphene


June 20, 2011

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Scientists at Northern Illinois University (NIU) say they have discovered a simple method for producing high yields of graphene, a highly touted carbon nanostructure that some believe could replace silicon as the technological fabric of the future. In a June communication to the Journal of Materials Chemistry, the NIU researchers report on a new method that converts carbon dioxide directly into few-layer graphene by burning pure magnesium metal in dry ice.Full Story

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