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Tiny Ribbons Make Containers Thousand Times Betteri
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October 22, 2013
A recently developed plastic composite could soon make it possible to produce better and lighter tanks for natural gas vehicles and keep soft drinks in plastic bottles from quickly going flat. These are just a couple of the possible uses of graphene, a one-atom thick layer of the mineral graphite. It was first isolated in 2004 and is being tested by researchers in the nanotechnology laboratory at Rice University in Houston. VOA's Greg Flakus has more.

Tiny Ribbons Make Containers Thousand Times Better

Published October 22, 2013

A recently developed plastic composite could soon make it possible to produce better and lighter tanks for natural gas vehicles and keep soft drinks in plastic bottles from quickly going flat. These are just a couple of the possible uses of graphene, a one-atom thick layer of the mineral graphite. It was first isolated in 2004 and is being tested by researchers in the nanotechnology laboratory at Rice University in Houston. VOA's Greg Flakus has more.


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