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Nature Materials Study: Graphene 'Invisible' to Water
January 20, 2012
Graphene is the thinnest material known to science. The nanomaterial is so thin, in fact, that water often doesn't even know it's there. A new study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows how the extreme thinness of graphene enables near-perfect wetting transparency. The findings could help inform a new generation of graphene-based flexible electronic devices. Additionally, the research suggests a new type of heat pipe that uses graphene-coated copper to cool computer chips.
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