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  • Nanoparticles: The Next Generation of Biomaterials

    Nanoparticles: The Next Generation of Biomaterials
    Dec 31, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    Modern engineered nanomaterials are having a significant and exciting impact in a wide variety of industries, but nowhere is this impact more profound than in the fields of biology and medicine. Nanoparticles, such as graphene and other nanomaterials, have the potential to revolutionize medicine and create completely new classes of drugs and medical devices.

    Biomaterials: A Brief Overview

    A biomaterial is any substance that can be used to repair, augment, stimulate, or replace any organ, tissue, or function in any system in the body. Biomaterials are used in direct contact with living …

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  • Graphene in Sports Equipment

    Graphene in Sports Equipment
    Dec 18, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    Throughout human history, the discovery of new technology has marked milestones and turning points. The making of stone tools, the smelting of metals, and the making of building materials represent the cutting-edge of ancient times. In more recent times, industrial diamond, nanotechnology, aerogels, and ballistic materials are expanding our possibilities to exciting new inventive and technological heights. What once seemed like science fiction is now possible with such materials, and few are as captivating and practical as graphene. Read on to learn about this exciting material and how it’s …

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  • New Materials: Graphyne Series

    New Materials: Graphyne Series
    Dec 05, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    Carbon is the most fundamental building block of life on earth. Its various hybridized states and unique structure enables diverse bonding with nearly all other elements. In addition, carbon has numerous allotropes, more than any other element and more are being discovered all the time. More specifically, 2-D allotropes of carbon are revolutionizing nanoscience at every level. The search is on for 2-D carbon allotropes with high stability, increased surface area, and intriguing properties that allow for high directional electrical conductivity as well as use in a wide range of optical, …

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  • An Insight Into Graphene Facts

    An Insight Into Graphene Facts
    Nov 14, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    What Is Graphene?

    There’s a possibility you’ve never heard of graphene, but the chances of avoiding it become slimmer with each passing day. That’s because this revolutionary material is being produced in great volumes by graphene manufacturers, further lengthening its impressive list of characteristics and properties available for a myriad of applications. Graphene is a 2D material that consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern. It is is both incredibly thin and  strong, and its advantageous properties go far beyond. Since its discovery in 2004 at the …

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  • An Overview of Graphene Hybrid Materials

    An Overview of Graphene Hybrid Materials
    Nov 11, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    Since it was first created in 2004, graphene has mesmerized scientists with its rare qualities and seemingly endless potential. At exactly one atom in thickness, graphene is perhaps the strongest material on Earth (about 100 times the strength of steel) It is a very efficient conductor of heat and electricity, and it is nearly transparent. While graphene itself is the subject of research for use in semiconductor, electronics, solar energy, aerospace, and other industries, graphene manufactures are working on developing hybrids that show a similar potential for revolutionizing a number of …

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  • Understanding the Applications & Uses of Graphene

    Understanding the Applications & Uses of Graphene
    Nov 04, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    Graphene is quickly gaining acclaim for its dynamic properties and versatility of usage in the fields of manufacturing, electronics, and medicine. Graphene is a material made from a single layer of carbon atoms that is stronger than steel, lighter than paper, more flexible than rubber, and harder than diamond. It features electron mobility that is 100 times higher than silicon, meaning it could one day replace it as a primary resource in computing. It conducts heat better than diamonds, conducts electricity more efficiently than copper, repels water, and absorbs 2.3% of light. Its miraculous …

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  • Graphene and Water Treatment

    Graphene and Water Treatment
    Oct 29, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    The inability for people to access clean water is an ongoing crisis in many parts of our world today. Many people across the globe do not have adequate drinking water, and even more numbers of people lack proper sanitation systems in areas where they live. In many developing countries sewage is poured, untreated, directly into water sources. Meanwhile, in more developed economies, drinking water sources are contaminated by agricultural runoff, industrial waste, and atmospheric inputs resulting from brush fires and the effects of global warming. All of this results in an increased demand for a …

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  • Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene

    Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene
    Oct 21, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    Perhaps the strongest, thinnest, and most conductive material ever produced, graphene has the potential to revolutionize several industries. Comprised of carbon atoms in a honeycomb pattern — and measuring only one atom in thickness — graphene will change how we think about energy generation, batteries, sensors, and everything else that involves the production, conduction, and transfer of energy. As the demand for graphene grows, so does the interest in its mass production. That is why chemical vapor deposition (CVD) — the process by which graphene can be produced on a large scale — …

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  • Graphene and Its Application in Electronics

    Graphene and Its Application in Electronics
    Oct 15, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    If you haven’t yet heard of a material called graphene, you likely will soon enough. Graphene is a revolutionary material made up of a single layer of graphite atoms arranged as a single sheet. It is known as the strongest, lightest, thinnest, and hardest material on the planet and its source is virtually limitless since it’s made of carbon, the fourth most common element in the known universe. Graphene has hundreds of practical applications in fields ranging from the textile industry to aerospace applications, and in computing and electronics in general. As a result, graphene …

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  • The Role of Graphene in the Textile Industry

    The Role of Graphene in the Textile Industry
    Oct 08, 2019 | ACS MATERIAL LLC

    Graphene is the new “wonder material” of 2019. Along with having lightweight and amazing thermal and electrical conducting properties, graphene is the strongest, thinnest, and one of the most flexible materials in the textile industry. The material is being used to manufacture the next generation of sportswear. Here is a guide detailing how graphene is being used to enhance fabrics in the textile industry.

    Graphene is derived from carbon, which is sliced into tranches. These tranches are thinner than a single human hair and are invisible to the naked eye. Graphene, comprised of one layer …

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