A team of researchers has amplified 3-D graphene's electrical properties by controlling its curvature.
"Our research showed the conservation and the degradation of the ultra-low dissipative transport of Dirac electrons on the 3-D curved surface for the first time," said Yoichi Tanabe, leading author of the study.
Graphene is a 2-D atomic-layer material, shaped like honeycombs, which possesses excellent electrical, chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties for a wide range of applications such as semiconductors, electrical batteries, and composites.
One way to overcome this is to separate the graphene sheets with air-filled pores—like a sponge—at the nanometer scale and make it into a three-dimensional structure. This amplifies graphene's properties for practical purposes.To read more, click here.