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The Resource Graphene : the superstrong, superthin, and superversatile material that will revolutionize the world, Les Johnson and Joseph Meany

Graphene : the superstrong, superthin, and superversatile material that will revolutionize the world, Les Johnson and Joseph Meany

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Graphene : the superstrong, superthin, and superversatile material that will revolutionize the world
Title
Graphene
Title remainder
the superstrong, superthin, and superversatile material that will revolutionize the world
Statement of responsibility
Les Johnson and Joseph Meany
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two scientists give an enthusiastic, layperson's overview of a new supermaterial now in development that could transform many features of daily life, from creating new conveniences to improving health and safety. What if you discovered an infinitesimally thin material capable of conducting electricity, able to suspend millions of times its own weight, and yet porous enough to filter the murkiest water' And what if this incredible substance is created from the same element that fills the common pencil' That's graphene-a flat, two-dimensional, carbon-based molecule with a single sheet measuring only one atom thick. In this layperson's introduction to this revolutionary substance, a physicist and a chemist explain how graphene was developed, discuss the problems in scaling up production for large-scale commercial use, and forecast the potentially transformative effects of incorporating graphene into everyday life. Recent research developments include adding graphene to Silly Putty to make extremely sensitive and malleable medical sensors and compressing and fusing flakes of graphene to create a three-dimensional material that's ten times stronger than steel. This widely adaptable substance promises to change the way we interact with smartphones, laptops, information storage, and even condoms. It may also enable significant improvements to air purification, water filtration technologies, and drug delivery. This entertaining and widely accessible book offers a fascinating look into one of the most exciting developments in materials science in recent decades
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Les
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA455.G65
LC item number
J66 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Meany, Joseph E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graphene
  • Graphene
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Reference
Label
Graphene : the superstrong, superthin, and superversatile material that will revolutionize the world, Les Johnson and Joseph Meany
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carbon, carbon, everywhere! -- What happened to the other carbon miracle materials? -- The discovery of graphene -- A miracle material waiting to burst forth -- Coming soon to a store near you? Or, so what? -- Graphene supercharged -- Disruption -- Obstacles -- Graphene in space! -- Graphene cybernetic organisms -- Using the rest of the table
Control code
1019844892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781633883260
Lccn
2017060088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
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4cb7d8c7-c60f-4e04-a33c-44894a5b2c36
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019844892
Label
Graphene : the superstrong, superthin, and superversatile material that will revolutionize the world, Les Johnson and Joseph Meany
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carbon, carbon, everywhere! -- What happened to the other carbon miracle materials? -- The discovery of graphene -- A miracle material waiting to burst forth -- Coming soon to a store near you? Or, so what? -- Graphene supercharged -- Disruption -- Obstacles -- Graphene in space! -- Graphene cybernetic organisms -- Using the rest of the table
Control code
1019844892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781633883260
Lccn
2017060088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4cb7d8c7-c60f-4e04-a33c-44894a5b2c36
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019844892

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