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The many ways of making graphene

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Published: Friday, 21 March 2014

There are several ways of producing graphene, only some of which make use of natural graphite, a process featured in the November 2013 issue of IM. Marko Spasenovic* discusses some of the other methods for making the carbon wonder material and why some are considered to be better than others.

By Marko Spasenovic

Since the first graphene was made in a laboratory in Manchester ten years ago, the volume of research on the material has grown at an exponential pace.

The fact that graphene is extremely stiff, nearly transparent across the spectrum, ultra-strong, a good thermal conductor, all while being...

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