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A New Form of Carbon: Grossly Warped "Nanographene"
July 15, 2013
By introducing multiple odd-membered ring defects into a graphene lattice, researchers at Boston College and Nagoya University have experimentally demonstrated that the electronic properties of graphene can be modified in a predictable manner through precisely controlled chemical synthesis.
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