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Rice University Uses ULS MultiWave Hybrid™ Platform to Make Electrical Conductor from Wood

August 7, 2017 - There is a genuine interest in developing wood-derived graphene materials into electrical conductors. Rice University introduces this ground-breaking research by using the Universal Laser Systems XLS10MWH platform. This XLS laser system and processing conditions are described in detail in the following articles.

Need Graphene? Grab a Saw
Rice University scientists have made wood into an electrical conductor by turning its surface into graphene.
Science 360 News

Rice University Chemists Make Laser-Induced Graphene from Wood
Rice University scientists have made a form of graphene that can be cut with a table saw.
National Science Foundation

Researchers Create Laser-Induced Graphene from Pine Wood
Researchers at Rice University have transformed wood into an electrical conductor by changing its surface into highly conductive graphene. The resultant material could be applied to biodegradable electronics.

Laser-Induced Graphene from Wood for Biodegradable Electronics
Scientists at Rice University, Houston, Texas (US), have made wood into an electrical conductor by turning its surface into graphene.
Novus Light

Pine Block Transformed into Electronic Components with Laser Treatment
Scientists from Rice University in Texas have turned wood into an electrical conductor, using a laser to blacken its surface into a new type of graphene.

Graphen aus Holz soll das Problem der Elektro-Abfälle lösen
Elektro-Abfälle sind ein Problem. Jedes Jahr fällt tonnenweise Elektroschrott an, der zu einem nicht unwesentlichen Teil auf Müllkippen in Afrika landet. (No English translation is available.)
Trends der Zukunft

Milieuvriendelijk grafeen van hout
Door met een laser op een stukje dennehout te schijnen ontstaat biologisch afbreekbaar grafeen. (No English translation is available.)
De Ingenieur