Washington: A new form of paper made of super-thin sheets of carbon could help fight disease-causing bacteria in applications ranging from food packaging that keeps food fresher longer to shoes that ward off foot odour.Chunhai Fan, Qing Huang, and colleagues said that scientists in the United Kingdom first discovered the material known as graphene in 2004.Since then, its commercial and industrial uses are being found.Scientists have tried to use graphene in solar cells, computer chips, and sensors. Fan and Huang decided to see how graphene affects living cells.
The report about the anti-bacterial material was published in the journal ACS Nano. ANI
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