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Researchers have found a simple gas-phase-synthesized (GSG) method that produces a form of graphene that has the potential to be highly water-repellent.
This could open a new line for producing graphene in bulk quantities.
Water-repellent coatings are highly sought-after. Industries such as self-cleaning surfaces, biomedical devices, and naval vessels have been looking for lotus-leaves-like water-repelling abilities, and this graphene application may bring it to them.
how repellent are GSG-covered surfaces?
is this a big deal?
For the scientific community, any type of breakthrough in graphene is a big deal. However, when it comes down to investments, the current findings don’t give me the feeling that the “if” question for graphene has changed to a “when” question.
It’s good to see people working on it and finding success in their research but not much has changed as of yet, because of this discovery.
is graphene a better bet than uranium?
As of currently, I hold the belief that uranium offers better risk-reward potentials than graphene, in terms of speculating.
However, I am still a strong believer in graphene, even though we still haven’t seen too many commercial applications being developed in the last decade, which can get somewhat concerning.