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Calling all chemists

Graphene has potentially useful electronic properties but it is difficult to produce and process on large scales. Working with chemically modified forms of graphene — such as graphene oxide — may provide an alternative.

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Figure 1: Schematic diagram of a graphene sheet that has been chemically modified by hydrogenating the carbon atoms in well-defined regions to define 'ribbons' of graphene.



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