Graphene is a two-dimensional material consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure. Its properties include high strength and good conductivity of heat and electricity. The stacked form of graphene is graphite.

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    Heterogeneous microscale contacts between molybdenum disulfide and graphene or hexagonal boron nitride layers demonstrate ultralow friction independent of their relative orientation with residual drag that originates from edge effects.

    • Oded Hod
    •  & Michael Urbakh
    Nature Materials 21, 12-14
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    Magnons are collective spin excitations that can propagate over long distances — an attractive trait for information-transfer technologies — but we need to better understand their thermodynamic properties. A platform using graphene may hold the key.

    • Matteo Carrega
    •  & Stefan Heun
    Nature Physics 18, 3-4
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    Recent findings on the skeletal rearrangement of polycyclic aromatics under oxidative and acidic conditions are envisioned to help development of these Scholl reactions into a more useful and versatile method for synthesizing polycyclic aromatics on the basis of rational design rather than luck.

    • Qian Miao