Nadia Moukrim, Kevin Personat, Daniel Montero and Teresa Muñoz have studied new materials.
Materials, throughout history, have been key to our survival, and over the years they have evolved with us, with our needs, and the new discoveries; new scientific and technological challenges, accompanied by the need to develop new materials that are difficult to obtain and expensive.
Nanotechnology is a field of applied science devoted to the control and manipulation of matter at a scale smaller than a micrometer, ie at the level of atoms and molecules. A very important part of this science is the study of polymers, which are macromolecules composed of one or more chemical units that are repeated throughout a chain.
This science has allowed us to obtain graphene, a material that is obtained when tiny carbon particles are grouped in a very dense two-dimensional thin slices (which are the size of an atom), and cell the hexagonal.
This material due to a number of amazing properties can revolutionize electronic products and components; can be applied in many different fields: computers, mobile phones, airplanes, batteries, manufacture of flexible displays, graphene tattoos (tattoos are a few simple, but can be used to collect data related to our health), brain implants (with the ability to control stimuli) as a lubricant ... While the material has some drawbacks, the characteristics are emerging as the solution to many areas present and future. This material can become an impact in the world of technology and could change people's lives, leading to a much higher level.
In our opinion, the work of our colleagues is looking for comprehensive information on graphene, as they have done an extensive description of the numerous characteristics and properties of the material investigated as currently experienced.
By Aleix Huedo, David García, Elena de Lamo, Jorge García
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