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Focus: Graphene – the material dreams are made of

Dec 23, 2014 | RAINER KLOSE

Using adhesive tape and graphite as it is found in pencil lead, two physicists proved that graphene, the “miracle material of the future”, actually exists – and won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work only a few years later. Scientists are also researching the properties of graphene at Empa. For instance, they are investigating how molecules can be used to produce well-defined graphene nanostructures that could one day serve as electronic components. Focus-theme: Graphene.

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Also in this issue: 
"The energy future won't happen by itself." Urs Elber, Managing Director of the Research Focus Area "Energy", explains how the energy supply will change in the years to come and how Empa supports this transformation.

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