Now, Dr. Li and his team have discovered the key to maintaining the remarkable properties of separate graphene sheets: water. Keeping graphene moist â€“ in gel form â€“ provides repulsive forces between the sheets and prevents re-stacking, making it ready for real-world application.
â€œThe technique is very simple and can easily be scaled up. When we discovered it, we thought it was unbelievable. Weâ€™re taking two basic, inexpensive materials â€“ water and graphite â€“ and making this new nanomaterial with amazing properties,â€ said Dr. Li.
The title is a bit sensationalist, but still, a lot of promising research coming out of graphene lately! First news thread, if this is a repost let me know.