Big Explosion Creates Graphene in Large Quantities

Big Explosion Creates Graphene in Large Quantities

Most scientists try to avoid and prevent accidental explosions from occurring in the lab. Unintended explosions can be dangerous and wasteful. Not to mention–they’re rarely productive. This explosion was an exception. With a bit of serendipity, physicists at...
How Graphene-Based Contrast Agents Improve MRI Scans

How Graphene-Based Contrast Agents Improve MRI Scans

MRI scans, which generate images of the inside of the body, are important tools when it comes to testing, diagnosing, and detecting internal abnormalities. MRIs sometimes use contrast agents to improve visibility, which, though mostly safe and effective, remain...
Monthly Recap: Graphene in the News

Monthly Recap: Graphene in the News

In his fascinating profile of the scientific minds behind graphene, John Colapino, writing for The New Yorker, concludes that despite its many advantages, the hype surrounding graphene is disproportionate to its actual uses. Two years later, breakneck innovation at...