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Highly Conductive Composite Materials Developed by Jeonbuk National University and KIST
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According to Yonhap News,          

The study on highly conductive composite materials, jointly conducted by a research team led by Gu Bon-cheol from North Jeolla Division of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and a research team led by Prof. Lee Jung-hui from the Department of BIN convergence engineering of Jeonbuk National University, is put in the spotlight with its results published in Nano Letters, one of the world's renowned academic journals in nano technology.

Graphene is a carbon nano-material tightly packed into a two-dimensional structure that removes a single layer of graphite. The material is emerging as a new potential material for many industries, due to its highly conductive features.

Despite its excellent features, however, its utilization in the industrial sector had been limited since a massive amount of graphine is needed to produce plastic composite materials and the materials tend to be lumped together in organic solvents.

The manufacturing process, jointly developed by the research teams, makes the high-functional engineering plastic more conductive and strong, which allows the materials to be utilized in the coated layer of display and composite materials for the aerospace industry.

The new technology has been filed for domestic and overseas patent.

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Source: Yonhap News (Apr. 6, 2012)

** This is an English translation of a Korean news article.