08 Jan '15, 8pm

Graphene Hybrid Resists High Temperatures and Humidity

Graphene Hybrid Resists High Temperatures and Humidity

Almost three years ago, researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK developed a hybrid material that had molecules of ferric chloride sandwiched between two layers of graphene . The new material had better conductivity than graphene on its own . The researchers dubbed their creation GraphExeter. Now the team at Exeter has announced that GraphExeter is resistant to both high temperatures and humidity . This resistance to heat came as a surprise to the researchers because the molecules in the material on their own actually melt in air at room temperature. "By demonstrating its stability to being exposed to both high temperatures and humidity, we have shown that it is a practical and realistic alternative to indium tin oxide (ITO),” said Monica Craciun, University of Exeter engineer and lead researcher, in a press release. “This is particularly exciting for the solar pa...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/materia...

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cleantechnica.com 08 Jan '15, 1pm

When the team started putting GraphExeter through some stress tests, they found that graphene provides the stability that ...