Jacob D Lanphere, left, and Corey Luth, work in the lab of their adviser Sharon Walker
Jacob D Lanphere, a Ph.D. student at UC Riverside, holds a sample of graphene oxide
The bottom corner of a piece of graphene penetrates a cell membrane - mechanical properties like rough edges and sharp corners can make graphene dangerous to human cells. Scale bar represents two microns. (Image: Kane lab/Brown University)
I've been waiting for some time now to write a headline along the lines of "scientists discover thing that graphene is not amazing at" ... and here it is. Everybody’s favorite nanomaterial may have a plethora of near-magical properties, but as it turns out, it could also be bad for the environment – and bad for you, too.
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