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Graphene is the world's strongest, thinnest and most conductive material, made from carbon. Graphene's remarkable properties enable exciting new applications. Our site brings you daily news and resources, all graphene focused.
Recent Graphene news:
The British Haydale, the Company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, announced that its subsidiary EPL received a £261,000 Regional Growth Fund (RGF) grant by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (“LLEP”).
The grant will be provided in the first quarter of 2015, and is aimed at part-financing EPL's testing of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite pipes towards commercialization of the product process in the US oil and gas industry. EPL and Haydale are working to incorporate graphene into the thermoplastic composite pipes to enhance oil and gas permeation resistance of these materials as well as increasing the materials' long term durability performance.
the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) announced the developement of a technology that enables the use of graphene for 3D printing, which is supposed to significantly improve the manufacture of flexible and wearable devices.
Their technology enables the 3D printing of objects using metal, plastic and graphene, and can be applied to diverse industrial segments with printed electornics particularly in mind.
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a $1.2m grant for the Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) to extend a collaborative research program focused on graphene-based nanomaterials.
The ARA stated that the research will be focused primarily on the safety and toxicity of graphene and its impact on public health. This project will be a collaborative effort between the ARA and the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), the FDA's primary research facility. Four research universities will also take part in the research.
This book discusses the theoretical and experimental research of graphene based nanostructures, mostly graphene quantum dots (GQDs). The book provides an overview of the current state of research and introduces the reader to the electronic and optical properties of graphite, intercalated graphite and graphene, including Dirac fermions, Berry's phase associated with sublattices and valley degeneracy, covers single particle properties of graphene quantum dots, electron-electron interaction, magnetic properties and optical properties of gated graphene nanostructures.
The Australian Talga Resources announced a graphene research and development program with Friedrich Schiller University Jena, a renowned German materials research organization.
The program has an initial six month duration and will focus on using Talga's graphene to develop superior conductive ink development with potential applications in printable, flexible electronics and other applications (possibly including batteries).
Researchers from Cambridge University, together with a team from Beijing Institute of Technology, developed a unique multifunctional sulphur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and an electron/ion transfer system.
The electrode uses a metal organic framework (MOF) as a 'template' to produce a conductive porous carbon cage. Sulphur within the cage acts as the host and each sulphur-carbon nanoparticle acts as an energy storage unit. Graphene is wrapped around the sulphur electrode to speed the transfer of ions and electrons.
Imec, the Belgian micro and nanoelectronics research center, together with Ghent University, demonstrated the world's first integrated graphene optical electro-absorption modulator (EAM) capable of 10Gb/s modulation speed in a recent IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2014).
The modulator combines low insertion loss, low drive voltage, high thermal stability, broadband operation and compact footprint. Such integrated can be highly beneficial for future chip-level optical interconnects.