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Pristine graphitic surfaces seem to be more hydrophilic than previously assumed because of the unexpected influence of the quick adsorption of hydrocarbons from air.

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Figure 1: Effect of the exposure of copper-supported single-layer graphene to airborne hydrocarbons1.


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