Every one knows about Graphene - a two dimensional sheet of carbon that holds lot of promise in a wide variety of applications. Graphene synthesis is possible using a wide number of ways. One important way is to reduce Graphene oxide and get "Reduced Graphene Oxide" / "Graphene Sheets". This is where i wish to place before all of you an interesting proposal. i request all of you for your comments.

i learned from a research paper that ammonia and zinc powder combination can reduce graphene oxide and lead to production of graphene. Human Urine has plenty of urea which gets converted to ammonia by bacteria. So, mix zinc powder and human urine to get "Zinc Ammonia solution due to bacterial action" which will turn help in reducing graphene oxide and get  "Graphene Sheets". 

ISN'T THIS A GOOD USE FOR HUMAN URINE???

of course if urine has sugars it can reduce Graphene oxide but it will be time consuming. 

i don't have access to certain facilities to check this. Nevertheless i am placing it on the web for all of you to look at it and comment on it.

If anyone of  you is willing to do this experiment, please give credit to my idea......

About Myself:
 i am Prakash Vaithyanathan from India. i teach Science and Math for middle school children.
pvaithyanathan@gmail.com

Tags: GRAPHENE, HUMAN, SYNTHESIS, URINE

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