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Professor Rodney Ruoff and colleagues at Northwestern University and Purdue University have developed a process that promises to lead to the creation of a new class of composite materials - graphene-based materials. They reported the results of their research in Nature, 442 (2006) 282-286. This team has overcome the difficulties of yielding a uniform distribution of graphene-based sheets in a polymer matrix. Such composites can be readily processed using standard industrial technologies such as moulding and hot-pressing. The technique should be applicable to a wide variety of polymers. The graphene composites may compete with carbon nanotube-based materials in terms of mechanical properties. This new class of composites may stimulate the applied mechanics community to study the fundamental reinforcing mechanisms of graphene sheets from both experimental and theoretical approaches.
An article in this week’s New Yorker describes the human drama behind a proof of the Poincare conjecture, one of the seven Millennium Problems. The article is unsparing of several mathematicians of Chinese origin.
The following article is written by Dr.-Ing. Timon Rabczuk, who is now teaching finite element methods and meshfree methods at Technical University of Munich, Germany, for a sister blog --- Meshfree Methods Blog.
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VJ virtual journal of nanoscale science and technology is a weekly virtual journal that contains articles that have appeared in one of the participating source journals and that fall within a number of contemporary topical areas in the science and technology of nanometer-scale structures. The articles are primarily those that have been published in the previous week; however, at the discretion of the editors older articles may also appear, particularly review articles. Links to other useful Web resources on nanoscale systems are also provided.