Scientists have found a cheap method of production of graphene

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Scientists have found a cheap method of production of graphene

without any exaggeration can be called the "material of the future". And then we hear about how researchers from different countries are discovering new properties of graphene, opening to mankind huge number of exciting . The material is a two-dimensional modification of carbon with a thickness of just one atom having a high mechanical rigidity and a record high thermal conductivity. The production of graphene, the process is very expensive. However, researchers from Kansas state University have created a budget method for the production of this amazing substance.

Invented a new method of graphene production scientist Chris Sorensen. It is based on the detonation of carbon containing materials in a confined space. In other words, we are placed inside a durable container, the oxygen and acetylene or the ethylene gas. Then using a spark plug explode the mixture, and the result of this process on the walls of the container is formed by graphene. The low cost of this method leaves far behind today's existing chemical and mechanical methods of creating graphene.

"We found a very accessible way to establish a process for the manufacture of graphene on an industrial scale — shares his joy Chris Sorensen, — our method has a huge number of advantages over the existing alternatives. First, it is very cheap. Secondly, there is the possibility to build large-scale industrial production of graphene. Thirdly, there is no need to use harmful chemicals. Fourth, for the production need energy just one spark of the spark plug".

The New method has allowed scientists to produce milligrams of graphene in the laboratory, and immediately go to whole grams, which is a serious performance boost. Most surprising in this story is that scientists have discovered this method completely by accident. During the study of the carbon aerosol gel the fire occurred, the result of which researchers got to the exit graphene. Here is a simple accident led to a small, but still a revolution in the production of one of the most promising materials of our time.

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