Stronger and Easier to Handle Rivet Graphene has Potential Use in Transparent Electronics
#Rivetgraphene (outlined in yellow) is nearly as transparent as pure #graphene and retains its strength and conductivity even when flexed. The material was created @RiceUniversity. (Photo credit: Tour Group/Rice University) The creation of “rivet graphene” 2D carbon was reported by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour. This novel material integrates carbon spheres that enclose iron nanoparticles, and carbon nanotubes for strength which improve both portability and electronic properties of the material. The material has been described in the American Chemical Society’s ACS Nano journal. Earlier scientist used to export #graphene grown using chemical vapor deposition with a polymer layer to prevent it from ripping or wrinkling. The downside was that the polymer left some contaminants behind which degraded the abilities of the graphene to covey current.