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Defect in graphene may present bouquet of possibilities

May 25, 2011

A class of decorative, flower-like defects in the nanomaterial graphene could have potentially important effects on the material’s already unique electrical and mechanical properties, according to researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Georgia Tech. In a new paper,* the team for the first time describes a family of seven defects that could occur naturally or be induced to occur in graphene, one of which already has been observed.

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