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James Tour and Ruquan Ye, Rice University

Caption: Rice University chemist James Tour, left, and graduate student Ruquan Ye show the source and destination of graphene quantum dots extracted from coal in a process developed at Rice. Tour said the fluorescent particles can be drawn in bulk from coal in a one-step process.

Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University

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