Producing High-Quality Graphene Cheaply Using Carbon Monoxide

[ad_1] Snowflakes etched in graphene at Skoltech. The light areas are graphene, and the dark ones are oxidized copper. The snowflake pattern emerged as the surrounding graphene was etched away by carbon dioxide in one of the experiments before the optimal gas composition was found. Credit: Artem Grebenko/Skoltech Researchers have proposed the first graphene synthesis […]

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New Explosive Compound Synthesized From Strange World of High-Pressure Chemistry

[ad_1] Explosion animation artist’s concept. Researchers from Skoltech, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Howard University, the University of Chicago, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Solid State Physics have synthesized K2N6, an exotic compound containing N6 groups and packing explosive amounts of energy. While the team had to create synthesis pressures several times higher […]

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Weird World of High-Pressure Chemistry Made Simple by Revision of a Key Chemical Concept

[ad_1] Scientists have revised a key chemical concept, electronegativity, and determined this characteristic for all elements under varying pressures. The reformulated concept of electronegativity provides a cohesive theoretical foundation for comprehending the myriad oddities of high-pressure chemistry. New electronegativity scale makes weird world of high-pressure chemistry simple. A Skoltech professor and his Chinese colleagues have […]

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