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Graphene 'sandwich' improves images of biomolecules


February 4, 2014

Robert Klie By sandwiching a biological molecule between sheets of graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have obtained atomic-level images of the molecule in its natural watery environment. Full Story

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