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What Is It?

12/19/2016 8:56 AM

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12/19/2016 9:22 AM

Steps to get to this point - used to have this for driver side car seat, very hip love beads?

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12/19/2016 9:28 AM

Doped graphene?

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12/19/2016 10:38 AM

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12/19/2016 9:53 AM

If it is a question from you then it certainly is Graphene.

Do we have to tell where from, what age, how it came to pass and so on???

My best guess its Nitrogenized plate Graphene with hydrogen valencies.

Used for batteries?

Am I close?

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12/19/2016 10:34 AM

sorta, more fuel related

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12/19/2016 11:51 AM

So its a quantum Graphene fuel cell. Probably back from the future!

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12/19/2016 1:44 PM

It's related more to something you exhale.

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12/19/2016 9:54 AM

Something brought back from Pluto.

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12/19/2016 10:36 AM

so far the only thing retrieved from Pluto are data, nothing tangible

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12/19/2016 11:19 AM

It's more of a puzzle than anything else....why the positions of the nitrogen atoms affect the catalyst properties of the graphene as they do....It's too expensive to use as an electrocatalyst for converting CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels when copper does the job just as well....

..."When nitrogen is inserted into the hexagonal graphitic lattice, there are multiple positions it can take. Each of these positions, depending on where nitrogen sits, should have different catalytic activity. So it's been a puzzle, and though people have written a lot of papers in the last five to 10 years on doped and defective carbon being catalytic, the puzzle is not really solved.""...

..."Current industrial practice is to create fuels using thermal catalysis instead of electrocatalysis, as it scales better."...

What is interesting is what types of catalysts can be created using this method...only time will tell....

http://newatlas.com/graphene-quantum-dots-convert-co2-fuel/47009/

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12/19/2016 11:57 AM

Some kind of a new-and-improved "Tholian Web", perhaps?...

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12/19/2016 1:42 PM

That was a cool episode.

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12/19/2016 12:04 PM

It's the latest matrix of a graphene plate, inside a revolutionary, save the world battery made with a silk case.

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12/19/2016 4:25 PM

This is new graphene quantum dot based carbon dioxide to ethylene and ethyl alcohol conversion catalyst, that out-performs copper-based catalyst. The pyridine like functional groups containing nitrogen are apparently the active sites, and researchers at Rice Univ. are looking to increase the nitrogen site contribution as a test of increased activity. The article in The Engineer did not mention the actual quantity of products produced by this, although it insists the catalyst is quite durable. Is it producing nano-moles, micro-moles, or milli-moles?

Do the same sites on this have anything to do with proton mobility through sheets of graphene?? I do not know, seems previous work mentions oxidized sites on the graphene containing carboxylic analogs are responsible...

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12/19/2016 5:23 PM

Oh no! Not more moles! I don't care how small they are!

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12/20/2016 10:06 AM

I read it before you posted, and read the article in Nature at the link provided in the press release article. This is good science, just not quite how to do it (yet) on a massive scale in case someone wanted to.

Granted, with high cell efficiency in the 90% yield area, it would be very competitive for energy storage compared to hydrogen from electrolysis.

I am wondering if something like this is also taking place in specially prepared catalytic carbon electrolysis in sodium bicarbonate solutions our small research group has been testing. It all comes down to what is left in the balloon after it cools and if it rises or sinks.

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12/20/2016 7:35 AM

Trinitro chicken wire.

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12/20/2016 12:27 PM

It's a map of my cell provider's network on a good day. The 'N's stand for 'no service.'

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