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Reducing coal to numerous graphene quantum dots

December 10th, 2013

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Cheap quantum dots from coal

December 10th, 2013

Rice researchers have discovered how to reduce three kinds of coal into graphene quantum dots that could be used for medical imaging as well as sensing, electronic and photovoltaic applications. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, and Angel Martí, […]

Simple method for producing graphene quantum dots in bulk quantities from coal

December 9th, 2013

Rice researchers have discovered how to reduce three kinds of coal into graphene quantum dots that could be used for medical imaging as well as sensing, electronic, and photovoltaic applications. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, and Angel Martí, […]

Coal yields plenty of graphene quantum dots

December 7th, 2013

The prospect of turning coal into fluorescent particles may sound too good to be true, but the possibility exists, thanks to scientists at Rice University. http://bit.ly/IHUYmK From coal, cheap quantum dots in one step Rice researchers have discovered how to reduce three kinds of coal into graphene quantum dots that could be used for medical […]

Mix of graphene nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer

October 11th, 2013

A discovery at Rice aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted; Rice graduate student […]

Atom-thin graphene beats steel, silicon; a patent ‘land rush’

August 28th, 2013

James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, comments on his lab’s filings for graphene patents. StockHouse.com http://bit.ly/1aPHgKO

Cheap substitute for silicon grows from carbon nanotube ‘seeds’

August 28th, 2013

Rice has been a hotbed of carbon nanotube cookery, the most recent development being a technique for “unzipping” carbon nanotubes to form ribbons of graphene. http://bit.ly/1aLE2b6

What is graphene? 5 incredible facts about the ‘miracle material’ you need to know

August 27th, 2013

The extraordinary features and benefits of graphene make it sound like it was taken out of a comic book, but graphene must overcome several obstacles related to viability before it’s ready for mass usage. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer […]

Making narrow nanoribbons the easy way

August 23rd, 2013

Rice researchers developed a new method to make very narrow nanoribbons from graphene. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted. NanotechWeb.org http://bit.ly/14mWYJx

Supermaterial is stronger than graphene and diamonds

August 19th, 2013

Large flakes of graphene oxide are the essential ingredient in a new recipe for robust carbon fiber created at Rice. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, and Rice graduate student Changsheng Xiang are quoted. PaceToday.com (Similar stories appeared in […]

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