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Rice team modifies laser-induced graphene process to create micron-scale patterns in photoresist

A Rice University team has modified its laser-induced graphene technique to make high-resolution, micron-scale patterns of the conductive material for consumer electronics and other applications. Laser-induced graphene (LIG), introduced in 2014 by Rice chemist James Tour, involves burning away...

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“Flash Graphene” process modified to produce graphene from rubber waste

The “flash” process, introduced by Tour and his colleagues at Rice University in 2020, has now been optimized to convert waste from rubber tires into graphene that can, in turn, be used to strengthen concrete.The atoms reassemble into valuable...

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Rice University scientists modify “flash graphene” technique with a special focus on plastic

Rice University's process to produce pristine graphene in bulk from waste (dubbed “flash graphene”) was recently modified for recycling plastic. Instead of raising the temperature of a carbon source with direct current, as in the original process, the lab...

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LIGC raises $3 Million to manufacture graphene-based air filters

LIGC Application, an Israeli maker of Laser-Induced Graphene filters (LIG), recently announced raising $3 Million in Series A funding. Wuhan-based public listed company Hubei Forbon Technology made the investment.The company intends to use the funds to scale and manufacture...

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Mapping crystal shapes could fast-track mass production of 2D materials

Materials scientists at Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania have published an article calling for a collective, global effort to fast-track the mass production of 2D materials like graphene and molybdenum disulfide.In their perspective article, journal editor-in-chief Jun...

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Rice University team aims to improve wastewater treatment using nanospheres wrapped in graphene oxide

Researchers at Rice University design a "shield" made of graphene oxide, that helps particles destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and free-floating antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater treatment plants.The labs of Rice environmental scientist Pedro Alvarez and Yalei Zhang, a professor of...

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Rice University researchers use sticky tape to improve batteries

Rice University scientists led by Prof. James Tour have turned adhesive tape into a silicon oxide film (mixed with laser-induced graphene) which replaces troublesome anodes in lithium metal batteries.At left, a copper current collector with a laser-induced silicon oxide...

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How can graphene assist in the war on Coronavirus?

As researchers and companies all over the world set out to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, many are revisiting graphene as a material with potential for helping to win this fight. The reasons for such potential could be found in...

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New method produces graphene on surfaces for precise electronics applications

Scientists at Rice University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated the use of a very small visible beam to burn graphene into microscopic patterns.Scientists recorded the formation of laser-induced graphene...

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Graphene shows excellent resistance to stress tests

Researchers from the University of Toronto have shown that graphene is highly resistant to fatigue and is able to withstand more than a billion cycles of high stress before it breaks.The intrinsic strength of graphene has been measured at...

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