How to make graphene from noxious gases

Graphene is the ‘new’ wonder material – one atom thick carbon.  It has the potential to be used in many different ways – for instance to make lightweight composites that never rust, to manufacture paints that conduct an electric current (so that rooms could be heated in this way), and for applications in 3Dprinting.  One problem with the material is that it is very difficult to produce and so far it has only been made in relatively small quantities.  But apparently that is about to change.

Cambridge Nanosystems has found a way to make graphene from methane, with water being the only byproduct. This makes the manufacturing process very environmentally friendly, especially since the methane is being captured from landfill sites, where typically it is burnt off.  For more details go to this link.

Source: Daily Telegraph

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