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Polymer-Based Graphene Substitute Is Easy To Mass-Produce 37

Posted by Soulskill
from the set-off-some-graphene-fireworks-to-celebrate dept.
Zothecula writes: For all the attention graphene gets thanks to its impressive list of properties, how many of us have actually encountered it in anything other than its raw graphite form? Show of hands. No-one? That's because it is still difficult to mass-produce without introducing defects. Now a team at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology has developed a graphene substitute from plastic that offers the benefits of graphene for use in solar cells and semiconductor chips, but is easy to mass-produce (abstract).
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Polymer-Based Graphene Substitute Is Easy To Mass-Produce

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  • Confusing article (Score:4, Informative)

    by marciot (598356) on Friday July 04, 2014 @01:35PM (#47384759)

    Is the end result graphene, a lattice of carbon atoms, or not? What exactly is a "substitute carbon nanosheet" if not graphene itself? Is the process new or the material new? This article is like saying you developed an easier process for creating wood-pulp-based white laminar sheets that are flexible and suitable for writing letters and calling it a "paper substitute", without clearly saying why it isn't paper.

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"

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