Though diverse, industrial minerals markets have largely been in decline throughout 2015 and 2016 due to falling demand in major markets, declining oil prices, and oversupply. In June, I attended the Industrial Minerals’ International Congress (IMIC) in the Czech Republic. It was not a happy place, with a subdued atmosphere and producers, consumers, traders, and processors all feeling the effects of reduced market activity.
I don’t know about you, but November 9 can’t come quickly enough for me. I don’t recall an election less focused on issues and policies and more focused on the personalities of the candidates. At this point, I just can’t wait for it all to be over.
Researchers have succeeded in producing defect-free graphene directly from graphite.
October 3, 2016
While graphene is a promising new material, researchers across the globe are still looking for a way to produce defect-free graphene at low costs. Chemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in producing defect-free graphene directly from graphite for the first time. They recently published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.
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