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The GRAPHENE mega thread - because it's technology you need to know about!

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posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 03:08 AM
Lots of Graphene related patent applications from LM:

posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 12:50 PM

posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 01:06 PM
Keep up the good work.
is there any thing you can not do with this?
I brush my teeth with it! but I can not get them white?

posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 04:05 PM

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: yuppa

Does it cure cancer too?

ask the B2pilots about their wings using it. and sure it can prolly be made to filter cancer cells in blood. the stuff is lighter than titanum and conductive. perfect for gravity resistance under main power.

posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 04:19 AM

originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: Thermo Klein

when is it coming onto the market, how much will it cost and what tools would be requried to work with it.

its what black triangles are made of. one way they cloak is by bending light with the graphene skin.

Intersting to the least

posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 02:05 PM
a reply to: pavil

Here is a company in Provo, Utah, that has proven the chemistry of taking CO2 from the atmosphere and creating carbon products and the waste by-product, water!

"He [Dallas Noyes, chemical and mechanical engineer] said, 'There's got to be a cheap way to do it because carbon is cheap and it's everywhere!'" she said. "So like all good innovators, we built a lab in the basement of the house" and began to tackle the problem. Four months later, they had produced their first carbon nanotubes.

"What that means is we can fundamentally change material science and we can take a bite out of climate change," she said.

In 2009, the couple founded Solid Carbon Products, still drawing inspiration by their son’s deployment to the Middle East as an Army Ranger and the desire to find a method of producing high-strength carbon to supply better armor to soldiers in the battlefield, Quance said.


"We can make nanoscale carbons affordably," she said. "By converting (waste carbon dioxide), we are providing at a very low cost, high-value materials that serve as performance reinforcements in plastics, resins, steel, aluminum (and) rubber.", Oct. 2017 - Provo company's innovation could solve 2 environmental issues.

These guys (Dallas Noyes passed away a few years ago so this means "their company") are at the "scale up" stage. They are looking for about $30 million for a scale plant up and running.

All the others doing this are part of the Carbon X Prize competition which is more of a feasibility study. The guys making CNTs will attach a collector at the end of a gas flue stack (electricity generation), use some of the electricity and a catalyst to convert the waste CO2 to CNTs. These guys have already done it, have patents, and clearance from the EPA to drop the water produced as "surface water". You can go over to their house and take a tour of their lab!

Nano carbon additives and pure water while scrubbing the atmosphere! That is true innovation.

posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 02:26 PM
a reply to: Phage
a reply to: SprocketUK

The mesothelioma caused by long carbon nanotubes mice was in many ways similar to tumor samples from patients.

The investigators stress that the danger is posed only by types of nanomaterials that are long, thin, and biopersistent—meaning that they are not broken down inside the body: "these long, thin nanotubes are very similar to asbestos in their structural and physical characteristics," MacFarlane says. "The immune system does a good job of recognizing nanotubes that are shorter, thicker, or tangled up. They can be phagocytized by macrophages and cleared out of the body." - Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice.

and, First use of graphene to detect cancer cells.

The longer chain CNTs are similar to asbestos and causes the same problems.

Graphene on the other hand is good at detecting cancer. Since, as stated in the first article above, the body does well with the shorter strands, there is talk about using CNTs as a targeted drug delivery system. They are especially interested in cancer cells.

CNTs, both a cure and a cause. Graphene, while it does not cure cancer, it is a great detector of cancerous cells.

posted on Dec, 20 2017 @ 04:27 PM

In detail, the team guided by Pat Thiel, an Ames Lab scientist and Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University, encapsulated dysprosium, a magnetic rare-earth metal, by bombarding the top layer of bulk graphite with ions to create defects on its surface, followed by high-temperature deposition of the metal. This resulted in “mesas” or islands of dysprosium underneath a single layer of graphene, a press release issued by the Lab explains. "The formations are significantly different than anything the Laboratory’s two-dimensional materials experts have ever seen," the statement adds.

Research Assistant Ann Lii-Rosales said that these mesas form at the top graphite surface only, and they are pure metal composed of multilayers, which is a first. On top of that, the scientists are now exploring the combined properties of the metal plus graphene, which may be very different than other, previously produced materials.

The researchers were also able to achieve the same mesa-like formations with ruthenium and copper., Dec. 19, 2017 - Rare earth metal exposes new properties of graphene.

I only really know about that element from the Elements song, "dysprosium, holmium, and erbium..."!!

Google says it has a high thermal neutron absorption and is used in control rods in nuclear reactors.

Ah! I see.

While looking to encapsulate rare earth minerals (dysprosium is not found as a free element in nature), and probably add to their life times, strength, etc., they turned to the wonder material graphene. Their description reminds me of egg cartons with the graphene being the part sticking up and the pure metal sitting where the eggs would be.

That is strange and cool! I wonder what kind of other combinations they can make? And what uses they can be put to!

posted on Jan, 3 2018 @ 07:04 PM

“Previously, when we tested graphite or a single atomic layer of graphene, we would apply pressure and feel a very soft film,” explained Elisa Riedo, professor of physics at the ASRC and lead project researcher, on the research center’s website. “But when the graphite film was exactly two-layers thick, all of a sudden we realized that the material under pressure was becoming extremely hard and as stiff, or stiffer, than bulk diamond.”


It will be interesting to see how this impacts the future of warfare. Soldiers wearing lightweight armor that makes them almost impervious to bullets would likely cause militaries around the world to shift to other weaponry. We know the United States is looking at laser weapons, while Russia is reportedly designing a missile controlled by artificial intelligence. Ironically, effective bullet-proof armor won’t count for much if no one’s using bullets anymore., Dec. 21, 2017 - Two Layers of Graphene Make Diamond-Hard Armor That Can Stop a Bullet.

That only works with 2 layers. They tried adding more (more is always better, right?) but it did not work. The two-layers of graphene has been given a new name: diamene.

Sorry about being late to the party! This should have been added last year but the Holidays and all... Happy New Year!

posted on Jan, 3 2018 @ 07:06 PM
a reply to: Thermo Klein

If it can take the strain, stress and loads exerted by say the likes of use in the construction of a space elevator cable/tether, and can be mass produced to accommodate the construction od such, then the sky really is the limit for this wondrous material.

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