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Carbon news, January 2017

CNT-polyester scaffolds don’t miss a beat

Polymer combined with carbon nanotubes matches the flexibility and conductivity of cardiac tissue.

Graphene makes probing the brain easier

coating metal electrodes used to probe brain activity with graphene could be safer for patients and enable more accurate measurements

Terahertz scanner based on a carbon nanotube film is flexible, portable, and wearable.

Porous 3D form of graphene produced using heat and pressure

Crystals that form spontaneously on exposure to carbon dioxide could offer a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies.

Placing cones that act as nano-chimneys between graphene and carbon nanotubes could enhance heat dissipation from nano-electronics.

Compressing and fusing flakes of graphene can produce a porous, lightweight 3D material with a strength 10 times that of steel.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

Firing highly-charged xenon ions at graphene has revealed that the electrons in this material are highly mobile, generating a very high current density.

Scientists have used tiny diamonds known as use diamondoids to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires, just three atoms wide.

Through changes in its atomic vibration energy, graphene can distinguish a single hyperactive cancerous cell from a normal cell.

Enjoy free access to the anniversary special issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

Sodium-embedded carbon nanowalls make highly effective electrodes in electronic devices such as solar cells and supercapacitors.

Graphene forms the basis for a new imaging platform that can map the electrical fields generated by networks of heart and nerve cells.

Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots can convert carbon dioxide into complex hydrocarbons like ethylene and ethanol.

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