Graphene, may be the answer to the problem of foul smell emnating from shoes.
It is known that graphene's high strength and elasticity, coupled with exceptionally high conductivity and use in flexible semiconductors could soup up computing.
The new study by Chunhai Fan, Qing Huang and colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai revealed that sheets of graphene oxide are highly effective at killing bacteria.
"We observed that E.coli cells were destroyed when they interacted with the graphene oxide," New Scientist quoted Fan as saying.
Although how it does that is not yet understood, but its properties could have implications in food packaging to keep it fresh for longer time.
The study is published in ACS Nano.