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Science News Blog Cite Save Email Print Share Giant Flakes Make Graphene Oxide Gel: Discovery Could Boost Metamaterials, High- Strength Fibers ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2011) — Giant flakes of graphene oxide in water aggregate like a stack of pancakes, but infinitely thinner, and in the process gain characteristics that materials scientists may find delicious. See Also: Graphene Spintronics Materials Science Nature of Water Thermodynamics Civil Engineering Reference Chemical compound Carbon nanotube Materials science Metallurgy A new paper by scientists at Rice University and the University of Colorado details how slices of graphene, the single-atom form of carbon, in a solution arrange themselves to form a nematic liquid crystal in which particles are free-floating but aligned. That much was already known. The new twist is that if the flakes -- in this case, graphene oxide
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Unformatted text preview: -- are big enough and concentrated enough, they retain their alignment as they form a gel. That gel is a handy precursor for manufacturing metamaterials or fibers with unique mechanical and electronic properties. The team reported its discovery online this week in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Soft Matter. Rice authors include Matteo Pasquali, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry; James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry as well as a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science; postdoctoral research associate Dmitry Kosynkin; and graduate students Budhadipta Dan and Natnael Behabtu. Ivan Smalyukh, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, led research for his group, in which Dan served as a visiting scientist....
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