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Study: Graphene Grains Make Atomic Patchwork Quilts
January 5, 2011
A quick look at new materials research hints at colorful patchwork quilts, but they are actually pictures of graphene--one atom-thick sheets of carbon stitched together at tilted interfaces. Researchers have unveiled striking, atomic-resolution details of what graphene "quilts" look like at the boundaries between patches, and have uncovered key insights into graphene's electrical and mechanical properties.
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