Topic: Texas Nanotechnology Research Superiority Initiative

Engineers Develop Method to Disperse Chemically Modified Graphene in Organic Solvents

March 30, 2009

A method for creating dispersed and chemically modified graphene sheets in a wide variety of organic solvents has been developed by a University of Texas at Austin engineering team led by Professor Rod Ruoff, opening the door to use graphene in a host of important materials and applications such as conductive films, polymer composites, ultracapacitors, batteries, paints, inks and plastic electronics.

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New Carbon Material Shows Promise of Storing Large Quantities of Renewable Electrical Energy

Sept. 16, 2008

Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a breakthrough in the use of a one-atom thick structure called "graphene" as a new carbon-based material for storing electrical charge in ultracapacitor devices, perhaps paving the way for the massive installation of renewable energies such as wind and solar power.

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