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Water Droplets Shape Graphene Nanostructures

December 17, 2009

engineering graphic A team of University of Illinois at Chicago chemists, lead by assistant professor Petr Král, report the ability to bend and reshape graphene, opening up the possibility of forming new and novel devices at the nanoscale. They use an everyday household ingredient to perform the work--a droplet of water. Full Story

University of Illinois at Chicago

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