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Findings from Dalian University of Technology Provides New Data on Nanobelts (Folding of graphene into elastic nanobelts)

August 1, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanobelts have been published. According to news originating from Dalian, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Here we report the finding of a new crumpled graphene structure - folded graphene belts (FGBs) - sgenerated by means of shock cooling of an aqueous chemically converted graphene (CCG) dispersion."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Dalian University of Technology, "Unlike the traditional tubular hollow structures such as CNTs or CNSs, the as-made FGBs feature an accordion-like geometry in which the 2D graphene sheets were folded along multiple parallel axes. In situ scanning electron microscope (SEM) measurements revealed that the prepared FGBs were highly elastic and can keep their shape under repeated large strains."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The formation and growth of ice crystals during the shock cooling step in liquid nitrogen are believed to be the driving force for the formation of such unique folded graphene structures."

For more information on this research see: Folding of graphene into elastic nanobelts. Carbon, 2014;76():46-53. Carbon can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Carbon -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from W.B. Wan, Dalian University of Technology, Sch Phys & Optoelect Technol, Dalian, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Z.B. Zhao, H. Hu, X.J. Hao, T.C. Hughes, H. Ma, L.J. Pan and J.S. Qiu (see also Nanobelts).

Keywords for this news article include: Dalian, People's Republic of China, Asia, Emerging Technologies, Nanobelt, Nanobelts, Nanotechnology

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