Graphene and solar energy
This material can transform a photon into multiple electrons capable of carrying electricity. Now also, on rainy days.
Methods for making graphene are still very expensive. Soybean oil can change this.
While the majority of innovative industries are currently flirting with graphene in order to exploit some of its virtues, the procedures for obtaining this material utilize explosive compressed gases, therefore being still extremely complex and expensive.
But that could change, since scientists at the Australian agency CSIRO have developed a new technology to manufacture graphene from soybean oil. This procedure consists in heating the oil until it decomposes into carbon building blocks that are essential for graphene synthesis, followed by a rapid cool down process over nickel paper. According to these scientists, this is a much simpler and safer method.