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"Because the material itself has this built-in, we call it graphitic type of structure -- meaning that it mimics graphite -- it's a good precursor to be processed into high-performance carbon material, like carbon fibers. Carbon fiber is a very strong and light material used in fancy cars, in space and even in golf clubs. So this material would probably also have a promising future in that direction of application."

Dr. Lei Fang, Texas A&M chemist
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