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, assistant professor of chemistry, bioengineering, materials science and nanoengineering, are quoted. Some articles also include a video that features Tour and describes the new process.
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