23 Dec '12, 7am

Making graphene with a DVD burner, doubles as supercapacitor

The process seen here starts with graphite oxide because it can be suspended in water. This allows a lab technician to evenly distribute the substance on a plastic surface. Note the use of optical discs. The second part of the process involves hitting the dried layer of graphite oxide with a laser. It just so happens that this can be done with a consumer DVD drive. The result is graphene that can be used in circuits and may have potential as a fantastic super-capacitor.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2012/12/21/making-graphene-with-a-dvd...

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