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Team Gets Successful In Creating High-Quality Graphene through Soybeans

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Shreepanjali Mod

A breakthrough was recently declared by a team of scientists working at CSIRO that came up with the strongest material in the world with soybeans. As we all know, Graphene is just one atom thick carbon material. Its high conductivity and thin composition refers to applications going from miniaturized electronics up to biomedical devices. These characteristics also permit the scientists to much thinner wire networks offering much better advantages to computers, batteries, solar panels, sensors, as well as several other devices.

Till date, the high price of graphene generation has been one of the most challenging obstacles in its commercialization. Earlier, graphene was developed in a much more controlled surroundings with highly explosive compressed gases which extended the total time to longer operation hours at very high temperatures and quite extensive vacuum processing. The CSIRO team came up with a new kind of “GraphAir” technology that eliminates the requirements for some very highly-controlled environment. This technology grows up the graphene film in quite an ambient air with the help of natural precursor turning the production to a much simpler and smoother process.

high-quality graphene with soybeans

A scientist Dr. Zhao Jun Han, the co-author of the paper published on this research and also a CSIRO scientist, says, “This ambient-air process for graphene fabrication is fast, simple, safe, potentially scalable, and integration-friendly. Our unique technology is expected to reduce the cost of graphene production and improve the uptake in new applications.” The GraphAir concerts soybean oil, a complete natural and renewable material, in a graphene film in a single step. Dr. Don Han Seo, a CSIRO scientist and also the co-author of this paper says, “Our GraphAir technology results in good and transformable graphene properties, comparable to graphene made by conventional methods.”

When heat comes up, soybean oil completely breaks down into a high range of carbon building units that are needed for graphene synthesis