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Graphene Allows Protons to Pass Through

  1. Nov 28, 2014 #1
    Andre Geim & Co have discovered that graphene can act as a sieve which allows protons to pass through it, while blocking other atoms and molecules:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/s...redible-new-graphene-discoveries-9885425.html

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14015.html


    Is this discovery as promising as it sounds? Where are the challenges in achieving practical applications from this?

    What are the earliest applications that this discovery can be applied towards?
     
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  3. Nov 28, 2014 #2

    Nugatory

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