Web Date: July 7, 2017
Plants inspire exceptionally strong and elastic graphene aerogels
Ultralight and exceptionally strong, graphene aerogels are attractive materials for use as catalysts, electrodes, and flexible electronics. But so far it has been hard to make them both strong and elastic. Researchers have now overcome that hurdle by making a squishable graphene aerogel that mimics an aquatic plant’s highly ordered porous structure (ACS Nano 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b01815).
The new, conductive aerogel springs back to . . .
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