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Graphene by Les Johnson and Joseph E. Meany
Feb 06, 2018 | 269 Pages
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“With accessible anecdotes and reasoned speculation, Johnson and Meany’s story of graphene will delight popular-science fans.”

Graphene is a rarity: a book about a complex scientific subject that not only informs and enlightens but also entertains the reader. I came out of this with a new appreciation for something I’d known little about before but now realize is future-shaping. Read this book and behold a miracle of tomorrow.”
—Allen Steele, Hugo and Heinlein Award–winning science fiction author

“Purely carbon, graphene is a remarkable material whose properties amaze us and whose applications span all of human activity—from nanotechnology to interstellar flight—maybe even to the evolution of humans. This book delves into the who, what, where, when, why, and how of graphene, with interesting stories and facts, suggesting possibilities that Johnson and Meany say may change the world. With a mix of physics, engineering, history, and culture, there is much to learn as well as to be entertained by here.”
—Dr. Louis Friedman, cofounder and executive director emeritus, the Planetary Society

Graphene is an enjoyable tour of the past, present, and future of the simplest form of carbon. It’s a balanced exploration of the promises of graphene for technology, engineering, and health, along with the risks and challenges. With plenty of historical anecdotes, scientific primers, and forward-thinking speculation, the authors place graphene and graphene-like materials into familiar contexts.”
—Matthew R. Francis, physicist and science writer,

“An enjoyable ride through the history and science of carbon materials, with graphene as the focus of a larger discussion of business, chemical periodicity, unique molecules, and a science-driven future. The authors do a wonderful job describing the promise, problems, pitfalls, and possibilities that likely await graphene—this newest entry into the vibrant world of material science.”
—Monty Fetterolf, Professor of Chemistry and Endowed Chair, University of South Carolina Aiken

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