Rebar technique strengthens case for graphene: Hybrid nanotube-graphene material promises to simplify manufacturing

Carbon nanotubes become reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a hybrid material. Chemists set nanotubes into graphene in a way that not only mimics how steel rebar is used in concrete but also preserves and even improves the electrical and mechanical qualities of both. The technique should make large, flexible, conductive and transparent sheets of graphene much easier to manipulate, which should be of interest to electronics manufacturers.

from Physics News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1im3zGF

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