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Carbon news, May 2017

After more than 60 years of trying, scientists have reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt.

Graphene sieve ions out water filtration

graphene oxide membranes could offer a simple means of filtering out unwanted salts and impurities from drinking water

By heating ethene in stages on a rhodium catalyst substrate, scientists have managed to convert it to layers of graphene.

Two new discoveries provide a way to ‘stencil’ 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.

Using an an atomic-scale 'color center' found only in diamonds, scientists have become the first to image how electrons move in graphene.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

A novel fabrication process can produce carbon nanotube textiles with high electrical conductivity and a high level of toughness.

A low-cost chemical process can transform waste glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries.

Scientists have used graphene to transfer intricate crystalline patterns from an underlying semiconductor wafer to a top layer of identical material.

Molecular crystal lattice made up of fullerene molecules called fullerite has outstanding stiffness and hardness.

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