One of the most scientifically mind-blowing materials ever discovered, graphene (an allotrope of carbon) has been praised for having an unbelievable combination of material characteristics, including low density, top-notch mechanical properties, thermal stability, and even electrical conductivity. In fact, graphene aerogel is one of the lightest materials ever discovered, reportedly weighing seven times less than air…But these great qualities only really hold true in graphene’s original 2D material composition, which are greatly diminished when graphene is made three-dimensional. That is until now. A collaborative group of researchers from the University of California Santa Cruz’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory have teamed up to bring 3D graphene into material prominence without compromising the integrity of its mechanical properties, and they appear to have done so using the method of direct-ink writing (DIW) 3D printing.
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