One of the primie industry sectors identified by Talga was metal pre-treatment coating. Talga now announced that it manufactured its first graphene coating product, and delivered it to its industry partner. This partner is highly likely to be Tata Steel - with whom Talga has been collaborating since the end of 2015.
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Last month we launched a new feature - Experts Roundup. In this feature we ask graphene professionals to answer a short graphene related question. Last month's question was "will CVD ever be a viable commercial way to produce graphene?" and we got great response to that. Hopefully this month feature will be just as good.
Ian Fuller, VP business development & engineering, Angstron Materials : I would classify graphene oxide as a functionalized graphene nanomaterial. Functionalization, in general, allows for tailored nanomaterials for applications such as polymer nanocomposites. The oxygen-based groups on the surface of graphene oxide often promote coupling between the polymer and the nanomaterial leading to enhanced properties such as strength and quality of dispersion (however, electrical and thermal conductivity are often reduced). Similarly, other functional groups can be added to the surface of a graphene platelet to customize it for a range of applications and polymers.
The Korean Grapheneall recently started to produce graphene oxide and reduced GO, in a low price that is enabled by the company's new oxidation and purification process that helps to decrease acidic waste. The company set up a factory and started production of GO and rGO in ton scale per month.
The unique purification process is said to be simple and take just one hour, as opposed to many other purification processes that are more time consuming. Grapheneall's production line is an automated system that is able to check and save real-time conditions, which assists the company in controlling the progress of production.
Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a highly sensitive graphene-based biosensor capable of diagnosing diseases using a simple blood test.
The graphene-based biosensor can reportedly check the blood concentration of beta amyloid, which is known as a protein that causes dementia, utilizing a blood test for early age-related dementia (Alzheimer's disease) diagnosis. With the sensor, the research team confirmed the diagnostic capability for dementia through the blood samples of transgenic mice and normal mice models.
Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS), Haydale Graphene Industries' wholly owned subsidiary that specializes in the design, development and commercialization of advanced polymer composite materials, will be launching graphene-enhanced poly lactic acid (PLA) filaments for 3D printing at the TCT show in Birmingham on 28 and 29 September 2016.
HCS is collaborating with UK-based Filamentprint, a company specializing in the compounding and manufacture of thermoplastic filaments for 3D printing and Fullerex, Haydale's sales agent for its functionalized nanomaterials.
Researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), in collaboration with researchers from other Russian institutions, have designed a way to acquire 2D graphene-like layers of various rock salts. Thanks to the unique properties of atomically thin materials, this opens up fascinating prospects for nanoelectronics. Based on the computer simulation, they derived the equation for the number of layers in a crystal that will produce ultrathin films with potential applications in nanoelectronics.
Previous theoretical studies suggested that under certain conditions, films with a cubic structure and ionic bonding could spontaneously convert to a layered hexagonal graphitic structure in what is known as graphitisation. However, there was very little experimental data to make any practical use of this proposal.
Department of Energy (DoE) funded researchers investigated the electronic properties of 2D hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite sheets, as an alternative to graphene and other materials. The researchers reported that such perovskites could rival graphene in PV applications, since the 2D crystals exhibited efficient photoluminescence, were easier to grow than graphene and it's possible to dope it to make the various varieties of ionic semiconductors needed to beat other 2D materials with tunable electronic/photonic properties.
Scientists created these new forms of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites in atomically thin 2D sheets and first showed how they hold promise as semiconductor materials for photovoltaic applications. Next they showed how they could serve as an alternative to other 2D semiconductors that are widely studied as potential successors to silicon in future electronic devices.