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Carbon news, December 2015

Top 5 news items of 2015 from Materials Today.

Scientists have have produced highly durable and active platinum-iron nanoparticles with a carbon shell for use as fuel cell catalysts.

Tests on the toxicity of several graphene materials revealed that graphene oxide could make super-strong dental fillings that don't corrode.

Scientists have used graphene produced by heating plastic sheets with a laser to create flexible, solid-state micro-supercapacitors.

Scientists have developed a new process for fabricating 'perfect' white graphene, also known as hexagonal boron nitride.

Diamond-coated micro-sized pillars could sharpen up cochlear implants by acting as a guide for regrowing auditory neurons

Researchers have developed a new process that can produce large sheets of graphene 100 times cheaper than existing processes.

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