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The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 23, 2013 08:18PM
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English translation: He painted a DVD with a liquid carbon solution and stuck it into a standard-issue DVD burner.

The result: Absurdly cheap graphene sheets one atom thick, which held a surprising amount of charge without further modification.

KCET
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 23, 2013 08:34PM
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 23, 2013 09:02PM
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 23, 2013 11:16PM
Still cool nonetheless.
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: February 23, 2013 11:24PM
Graphene is just barely being researched, even though thousands are working on it.

One thing that I once suggested, and is now being looked into, is mono-isotopic Graphene. Carbon-12 and Carbon-13 are really quite different.
There are so many allotropes of Carbon... most are still lab oddities. In fact, Carbon, the most researched element, still has yet to yield up most of its secrets.

Well, this is Science. The most amazing things are being discovered almost every day. Nobody can keep up. Not even me. Especially not even me.

I have a funny story. One time, on a hunch, when some researchers were looking for some pure Buckminsterfullerene, I suggested swiping my tailpipe.
There are any number of ways of taking the above sentence wrong.
I'm talking about the tailpipe of my old Mercedes diesel pickup.

A little cleaning, a little acceleration, and a bunch of Buckminsterfullerene emerged. It turns out that Buckminsterfullerene is actually quite common, but it was rare back then.
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 24, 2013 02:07AM
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Speedy
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One of these years I may get around to reading every thread posted every day, if that day ever comes I'll be ready to put the aforementioned tailpipe to use.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2013 02:08AM by RgrF.
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: DP
Date: February 24, 2013 08:31AM
Years ago when Buckyballs were first discovered there was so much talk about the promised uses but i hadn't seen much since then. Most likely I just haven't paid enough attention...
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: February 24, 2013 10:27AM
Buckyballs and Graphene may be terrific solutions in desperate need of a problem.
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 24, 2013 12:16PM
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RgrF

One of these years I may get around to reading every thread posted every day, if that day ever comes I'll be ready to put the aforementioned tailpipe to use.

I missed it the first time, so I don't mind a repost of these kinds of interesting but esoteric bits of news.
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 24, 2013 06:34PM
Graphene has been shown to be a super capacitor. If they can get production to scale, it would mean cell phone batteries that charge in seconds.
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Re: The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World'
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 24, 2013 08:47PM
thought this would be about having a Kiki.....???



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