Modification of graphene using laser light

Graphene is an exciting new material, which has been characterized as a ‘wonder material’ because of its excellent properties. Graphene gained widespread attention in 2010 when the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to researchers who discovered it. Graphene is only one atom layer thick making it the world’s thinnest material. In his dissertation, Vesa-Matti Hiltunen showed that graphene could be ‘forged’ using laser light. This creates very stiff three-dimensional structures out of graphene, which can potentially be used to make faster and more accurate mechanical devices.
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