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Carbon news, March 2018

New method gains edge on producing single-crystal-like graphene films

A new chemical vapor deposition method can produce single-crystal-like graphene films by supplying hydrocarbon molecules to the edge of the growing film.

Adding a small molecule to act as an electron donor and enhance the absorption of the active layer can improve the efficiency of an organic solar cell.

Lab experiments retracing the chemical steps leading to the creation of complex hydrocarbons in space could offer new ways to produce graphene.

Replacing metal components in electronic devices with carbon materials like graphene could reduce production costs and waste management problems.

A graphene superlattice consisting of two sheets rotated at slightly different orientations can display both insulating and superconducting properties.

A novel imaging technique uses a tiny needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2D images to reconstruct a 3D picture,

Scientists have discovered that previously undetected manganese atoms contaminating graphene are responsible for its catalytic abilities.

Carbon now accepting written nominations for researchers who have successfully defended a Ph.D. thesis in the calendar year 2017.

Carbon nanotubes and graphene in a branch-and-leaves design produce a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors.

Using 'molecular anvils' made from tiny diamond particles, scientists have conducted the first chemical reactions triggered by mechanical pressure alone.

Researchers have shown that films of pencil graphite and a conductive co-polymer paint can produce a novel, cheap thermoelectric device.

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