Make 21st-Century Wonder Material Graphene Cheaply and Easily in the Classroom!

2016-06-06T14:37:25-06:00
03/14
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Chemical vapor deposition

Graphene is a two-dimensional material made from a single sheet of atoms, with outstanding mechanical, electronic, and thermal properties. It is a promising candidate to enable next-generation technologies in a wide range of fields, including electronics, energy, and medicine. This economical, safe, and simple lab activity allows students to make graphene via chemical vapor deposition in 30–45 minutes in a classroom setting.

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Make 21st-Century Wonder Material Graphene Cheaply and Easily in the Classroom!2016-06-06T14:37:25-06:00

Superpowers of Liquid Crystals

2017-06-08T15:32:36-06:00
03/10
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Liquid crystal sensors

It's a solid . . . it's a liquid . . . it's a LIQUID CRYSTAL! Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center are investigating how the unique properties of liquid crystals allow them to act as environmental sensors, detecting toxins in the environment. In this video, we give a brief overview of what liquid crystals are and how their properties can be utilized to improve the world.

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Superpowers of Liquid Crystals2017-06-08T15:32:36-06:00
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