December 16, 2013

New graphene treatment could unleash new uses

MIT team develops simple, inexpensive method that could help realize material’s promise for electronics, solar power, and sensors.

Graphene, a two-dimensional array of carbon atoms, has shown great promise for a variety of applications, but for many suggested uses the material requires treatments that can be expensive and difficult to apply predictably. Now, a team of researchers at MIT and the University of California at Berkeley has found a simple, inexpensive treatment that may help to unleash the material’s potential.