New research shows that graphene is able to seal holes in itself automatically

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are one step closer to solving the mysteries of graphene, the carbon allotrope that could be the basis for the next generation of sensors, transistors, processors and more - if scientists can find a way to produce it in large quantities and mold it into the shape necessary to power future devices. One of the major problems with the material is that it is difficult to grow it into a layer that is only a single atom thick. This is especially problematic since graphene is made of carbon, which has a natural affinity to other atoms (including itself), the MIT Technology Review reported in a Tuesday article. That affinity causes a sheet of carbon to react with other atoms nearby, thus preventing growth and possibly ripping the graphene apart. In order to gain a better understanding of this material and the way it interacts both with itself and the surrounding environment, University of Manchester physicist Konstantin Novoselov and colleagues a

New research shows that graphene is able to seal holes in itself automatically

(Phys.org) -- Graphene, the one carbon atom thick sheet material has been in the news so much over the past couple of years it would seem that a saturation point has been reached. But then along ...

Thu 12 Jul 12 from Phys.org

Graphene, Heal Thyself: Carbon Molecule Can Rebuild Holes

Wed 11 Jul 12 from Discover Magazine

Graphene holes 'heal themselves'

Researchers studying graphene - sheets of carbon just an atom thick - are shocked to see that it repairs itself automatically when holes are made in it.

Wed 11 Jul 12 from BBC News

Researchers devise scalable method for fabricating high-quality graphene transistors

(Phys.org) -- Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of graphitic carbon, has attracted a great deal of attention for its potential use as a transistor that could make consumer electronic devices ...

Fri 6 Jul 12 from Phys.org

Graphene sheets can repair themselves naturally

Graphene is one of the most phenomenal materials discovered in science. It’s so thin, it can be molded into sheets just 1 atom thick, yet despite this, it’s so strong that you can ...

Thu 12 Jul 12 from ZME Science

Graphene transistor method could enable fast devices

A new scalable method for fabricating graphene transistors could deliver on the promise of high-speed carbon electronics.

Wed 11 Jul 12 from The Engineer

Graphene Found To Be Self-Repairing

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are one step closer to solving the mysteries of graphene, the carbon allotrope that could be the basis for the next generation ...

Wed 11 Jul 12 from RedOrbit

New Scalable Fabrication Technique for Graphene Transistors

By Will Soutter Researchers of the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA along with researchers from UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and UCLA Department of Chemistry...

Sat 7 Jul 12 from AZoNano

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