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Web Date: July 7, 2017

Plants inspire exceptionally strong and elastic graphene aerogels

The new superlight, conductive materials could make better flexible electronics
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: electronic materials, graphene aerogel, strong, elastic, flexible electronics

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).

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