Scientists in China have flattened carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to improve the quality and yield of graphene.
Since its isolation in 2004, graphene (single-layer graphite) has become a worldwide phenomenon and, with its incredible properties, is expected to have a huge impact in various fields. However, one of the biggest obstacles to its widespread industrial use is large scale production.
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Precise unzipping of flattened carbon nanotubes to regular graphene nanoribbons by acid cutting along the folding edges
Yan-Ru Kang , Ya-Li Li and Min-Yang Deng
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript