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Lasers apply to destroy electric-waste
- Aug 07, 2017 -

Recently´╝îScientists at Rice university in the United States make the insulating wood a conductive object.

The team, led by chemist James Tour, adopted a laser-induced graphene (LIG) technique that coated the wood with a black graphene that allowed the wood to conduct electricity.Although the technology was discovered in 2014, it is the first time it has been achieved on wood.

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By selecting the right laser energy, the scientists completed the experiment in an inert gas environment.The laser beam ACTS on the graphene material, making it more firmly attached to the wood surface.The significance of this experiment is to provide a new alternative for electronic applications.Could a lot of electronics in the future be replaced by greener wood, or other environmentally friendly materials?