September 21, 2012

National Science Foundation ‘Science Café Series’

WNC Professor to Speak about Graphene

Western Nevada College physics instructor Thomas Herring, Ph.D., will explore the nature and potential applications of graphene in a lecture on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m., at Swill Coffee & Wine, 3366 Lakeside Court in Reno.

The lecture is part of the National Science Foundation’s Science Café Series.

Dr. Herring’s talk, “Graphene: What Is It and What Is It For?” will cover a brief history of graphene, a pure form of carbon. “The really exotic thing about it is that it is only one atom thick,” Herring said. Its honeycomb shaped atomic structure offers a large range of interesting properties and possible applications.

The discussion will also detail where graphene research might proceed and what the material’s short- and long-term uses might be.


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