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Rice University and Ford Motors Company use flash Joule heating process to upcycle plastic from end-of-life F-150 trucks

Rice University and Ford Motors Company use flash Joule heating process to upcycle plastic from end-of-life F-150 trucks

Researchers from Rice University and Ford Motor Company are working together on turning plastic parts from end-of-life vehicles into graphene, via the university’s flash Joule heating process.The Rice lab of chemist James Tour introduced flash Joule heating in 2020 to...
Rice team modifies its Flash Graphene process to produce doped graphene

Rice team modifies its Flash Graphene process to produce doped graphene

The Rice lab of professor James Tour has modified its flash Joule heating process to produce doped graphene that tailors the material’s properties for optical and electronic devices. The modified process shows how graphene can be doped with a single element or with...

New initiative involving U.S Army and academia will promote graphene applications

A new initiative has been established, to explore the development of various applications for graphene, from graphene-infused asphalt and concrete to water filtration systems.To this end, researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)...
Machine learning helps improve the flash graphene process

Machine learning helps improve the flash graphene process

Scientists at Rice University are using machine-learning techniques to fine-tune the process of synthesizing graphene from waste through flash Joule heating. The researchers describe in their new work how machine-learning models that adapt to variables and show them...

Rice team develops an acoustic processing method to analyze LIG synthesis in real time

Researchers at Rice University have found that sound can be used to analyze the properties of laser-induced graphene (LIG) in real time.The researchers, two of which are brothers, say that they heard something unusual while making graphene. Ultimately, they determined...

The U.S. Army funds expansion of “flash” process

The Army Corps of Engineers will work with Prof. Tour and his collaborators at Rice University through a $5.2 million, four-year grant to expand the process that turns waste into graphene through flash Joule heating, to additional materials as well. Among the...