Graphene foam supports more than 3,000X its weight

February 14th, 2017

Graphene foam supports more than 3,000X its weight
A chunk of conductive graphene foam reinforced by carbon nanotubes can support more than 3,000 times its own weight and easily bounce back to its original height, according to Rice University scientists. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. Articles also mention postdoctoral researchers Rodrigo Salvatierra, Pei Dong and Yongsung Ji; graduate students Yilun Li, Tuo Wang, Chenhao Zhang and Jibo Zhang; former postdoctoral researcher Seoung-Ki Lee; Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and founding chair of the Departme nt of Materials Science and NanoEngineering; and Jun Lou, associate professor of materials science and nanoengineering.
Futurity (This article appeared in the Feb. 14 issue of Futurity Today.)

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