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Recent graphene News

Exeter's GrapheExeter material to open the door to flexible screens

Jun 28, 2016

Researchers at Exeter used their GrapgExeter material (compressed ferric chloride molecules between two sheets of graphene) to bring flexible electronics a step closer. GrapheExeter allows for a new system that is a better conductor of electricity than graphene, and can be used to make large, flat and flexible lighting.

The main advantage is that the material is capable of high luminosity, reportedly beating comparable products by 50% greater brightness. One limitation with the current developments in flexible screens is that the brightness that can be achieved decreases as the screen becomes larger, but GraphExeter is said to overcome this.

Graphene to provide an innovative solution that could boost oil recovery

Jun 28, 2016

Researchers from the University of Houston, the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH and Southwest Petroleum University in Chengdu, China, have come up with a graphene-based method to boost oil recovery, by achieving 15% tertiary oil recovery at a low cost, without the significant volume of chemicals used in most commercial fluids.

The scientists came up with a graphene-based Janus amphiphilic nanosheets – a solution that is is effective at a concentration of just 0.01%, reportedly meeting or exceeding the performance of both conventional and other nanotechnology-based fluids. The low concentration and high efficiency in boosting tertiary oil recovery make the nanofluid both more environmentally friendly and less expensive than options now on the market. Janus nanoparticles have at least two physical properties, allowing different chemical reactions on the same particle.

A new Graphene-Info market report, Graphene for Supercapacitors

Jun 28, 2016

We're happy to announce a new market report, Graphene for Supercapacitors. This report, brought to you by the world's leading graphene experts, is a comprehensive guide to graphene technologies for the supercapacitor market. Graphene is an exciting material that promises to revolutionize entire industries - and it has a bright future in energy storage applications in general and in supercapacitors specifically.

graphene supercapacitors - report cover

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of using graphene in supercapacitors
  • Various types of graphene materials
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  • A list of all graphene companies involved with supercapacitors
  • Prominent research activity in this field
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Korean researchers demonstrate the world's first transparent OLED with graphene electrodes

Jun 24, 2016

Researchers from Korea's ETRI Institute developed the world's first transparent OLED prototype that uses a graphene transparent electrode. ETRI demonstrated the new display at the SID 2016 tradeshow.

ETRI transparent OLED display with graphene electrodes (SID 2016, photo)

The prototype display was 26x26 mm in size, with a resolution of 155x60 (121 PPI). The display was a monochrome (orange) display. In the display on show, the graphene-based electrodes were deposited on the backplane of the display.

SiNode receives $4 million to make improved batteries for electric cars

Jun 21, 2016

SiNode Systems logoSiNode Systems, based at Illinois Institute of Technology’s University Technology Park, develops materials that make batteries last longer and charge faster using graphene. The company has been granted a funding of $4 million from Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, along with the U.S. Department of Energy, to develop such improved batteries for the electric vehicle market.

Its technology, which commercializes a patented process developed at Northwestern University, can be used in any lithium-ion battery, such as those in cell phones or laptops. “Our early focus is smaller markets,” the company's CEO said. “The electric vehicle market is our long-term focus, and it’s the reason we started this company.”

Talga to raise $8 million USD in a private placement

Jun 20, 2016

Talga Resources logoTalga Resources has announced its intention to raise around $8 million USD from private investors, including the Smedvig Family Office, a Norwegian family office that has considerable experience in investing in the natural resources sector globally. Investors also have received options to raise a further $670,000 USD.

Talga's Managing Director stated that “...The predominantly Scandinavian based investment group shares our vision to make Talga a world-class graphene technology and production house, and brings new strength to our investor base. In addition, these investors provide commitment to long term financial support as we grow and allows Talga to accelerate its business plans. Importantly, the investment comes after a lengthy and detailed due diligence exercise. Talga looks forward to leveraging from the new European connections that will come from this transaction, particularly in Scandinavia."

Graphene to make chips a million times faster

Jun 19, 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that graphene sheets could be used to make chips up to a million times faster. The researchers found that slowing the speed of light to the extent that it moves slower than flowing electrons can create an "optical boom", the optical equivalent of a sonic boom.

Faster graphene chips by MIT image

The researchers managed the complicated task of slowing the speed of light by using the honeycomb shape of carbon to slow photons to several hundredths of their normal speed in a free space. Meanwhile, the characteristics of graphene speed up electrons to a million meters a second, or around 1/300 of the speed of light in a vacuum. The optical boom is caused when the electrons passing though the graphene reach the speed of light, effectively breaking its barrier in the carbon honeycomb and causing a shockwave of light.