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Article on graphene as a fuel additive highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology

A recent article in ACS Nano describing the enhanced burning of the propellant nitromethane has been highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology . This study, a collaboration with Pennsylvania State University researchers, describes how the combustion performance is greatly enhanced by adding functionalized graphene sheets to the liquid fuel. Further, as the graphene is composed of carbon, the sheets will eventually be consumed by the combustion, leaving no solid residue.

December 4, 2009

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