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Light, Soap and Magnets Turn Graphene into “Black Gold”

Credit: arsdigital

Graphene is made up of a hexagonal array of carbon atoms, and each sheet is only one atom thick. Credit: arsdigital

By Rico Tabor

Some clever chemistry is employing magnetism and a light-sensitive soap to turn simple graphene into a super-material with applications in water purification and electronic devices.

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