Steps (image) Rice University Caption This graphic by Rice researchers shows graphene growth via open-pentagon armchair edges, with atoms joining one by one to form the material's familiar hexagonal lattice. The researchers analyzed the energies involved in graphene creation in a study that may help experimentalists grow better-quality graphene via chemical vapor deposition. Credit Yakobson Lab/Rice University Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.