Graphite Flakes

Assignment from the BioE271: Frugal Science (Global Cohort) made by Diana Sandoval and Sergio Oliveros. Context As nanotechnology students, one example you will always hear is about how graphene was made/discovered. We have heard many times about the story of how with a block of graphite and scotch tape it was possible to obtain graphene…

Elements of Remote Life

An exploration of quarantine hobbies and products Introduction 2020 has been one big learning experience- for individuals all across the world and for us as a society. Amongst this whole pandemic, one of the many affected populations has been that of students and teachers. Getting valuable educational experiences over zoom, in a remote setting, has…

The Relational Imagery of Graphite & Graphene

The attributes of graphene and its electric and thermal conductivity have always fascinated me. Graphene simply put, is a single one atom thick layer of graphite. And graphite is what is used to make pencil lead. Essentially graphite is made up of hundreds of thousands of layers of graphene. What differentiates the structural make up of…