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To: DanD who wrote (330)1/29/2017 4:19:50 PM
From: A.J. Mullen2 Recommendations

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Some of the uses of graphene depend on the possibility that it can occur as a single molecule in the form of a sheet just one atom deep. It's possible to cover the same area with many molecules that are much smaller. The molecules will overlap so the thickness will be greater in places, and non-uniform. There are other methods for making this lesser form of graphene, which is sold for less than the mono-molecular sheets. This new method might be make it cheaper still.

Ashley



To: DanD who wrote (330)1/30/2017 9:27:48 AM
From: DinoNavarre  Respond to of 421
 
>>>The investment question is who will take the risk of building that factory betting on this being best method?<<<

Maybe Elon Musk has some extra coffee money that he can throw into this process~!!!

Maybe the Chinese will run with it?

If the process can be tweaked to get the quality/quantity & repeatability desired, then I would guess that it would attract seed money?

I wonder how low quality the graphene being produced is and how costly it will be to upgrade it?

Not sure whether to file this one under "If it sounds to good to be true....then it probably is" or "Accidents happen"......

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Now the research team — including Justin Wright, doctoral student in physics, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania — is working to improve the quality of the graphene and scale the laboratory process to an industrial level. They are upgrading some of the equipment to make it easier to get graphene from the chamber in seconds — rather than minutes — after the detonation. Accessing the graphene more quickly could improve the quality of the material, Sorensen said.

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