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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 in electronics, solar panels, batteries, medicine, aerospace, 3D printing and more!

Recent Graphene news:

2-DTech dives into research of graphene-silicon combo to replace copper for electronics coatings

2-DTech logo2-DTech is spearheading a project to improve anti-corrosive coatings through incorporation of graphene via a scalable and commercially-viable process. Copper has been in extensive use for this purpose, but its disadvantages are enough for 2-DTech to explore the production of high crystalline quality silicon-doped graphene as a replacement. 

The introduction of silicon as a dopant aims to fortify the multi-layer graphene’s domain boundaries. This could result in an improvement in anti-corrosive silicon-graphene conductive films for application on to copper substrates via thermal chemical vapor deposition (TCVD). The combination would create an extremely thin coating while protecting against corrosion without disrupting the intra-domain
crystalline structure.

Haydale increases processing capabilities with new reactors

Haydale logoHaydale has recently ordered an additional significantly larger reactor, the HD200, to fulfill anticipated increased customer orders following successful sampling and supply from the smaller units. 

The company also said that it has ordered a further three Rotovac HD60 units for delivery by the end of June and that the two new reactors delivered in December 2014 have become operational. 

Chinese reports of a mass produced graphene-based cell phone

A website named Getinews reported The first mass produced graphene-enhanced phone. It is supposedly intended for a 30,000 piece production, and will contain graphene smartphone touch screen, battery and thermal films. The phone's core technology is provided by the Chongqing Institute of Technology and the Chinese Academy of green intelligent Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering. 

According to reports, the graphene phone has a better touch performance and longer standby time and better thermal performance. While graphene-enhanced touchscreens are not unheard of, graphene batteries a little more of a stretch so it should perhaps be taken with a grain of salt. 

Artistic design of a graphene-enhanced super-jet

Designer Oscar Viñals has sketched out the designs for a concept aircraft called the "Progress Eagle", a plane that would utilize more economical and environmentally friendly technologies. In terms of materials, the plane would be comprised of carbon fiber, graphene, ceramic, aluminum, titanium, and shape-memory alloy materials. 

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The designs, of course, are completely artistic with no real intention of producing any time soon (not until later this century, if at all), but are extremely beautiful and worth taking a look at. 

Business director of the NGI declares graphene light-bulbs commercially sold within six months

In November 2014, James Baker, business director at the UK's National Graphene Institute (NGI), declared a LED light factory about to be opened in Manchester by an unnamed company, in which graphene will be used to dissipate heat.

Now, in a statement given at the Insider's Property Investment Forum in London, Baker mentioned that graphene lightbulbs will be available for purchase in B&Q within the next six months. While Baker did not offer any additional details regarding the identity of the supplier or even confirmed that this product will come from the afformentioned factory, this is still a very interesting mention.

Up close and personal: Andrew Smaha

This week's Graphene-info personal interview features Andrew T. Smaha. If you wish to be featured, contact us here.

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  • Andrew T. Smaha, Conference Director, Smithers Information: Andrew manages and creates a portfolio that includes emerging technologies and materials such as OLEDs, LEDs & SSL, Graphene, Tire Technology & Vehicle Dynamics, Color Science & Pigments, TiO2, Carbon Black, Met Coke, Silicone Elastomers, TPE, and others. For these sectors, Andrew connects researchers, suppliers, producers and buyers by producing several market-leading global business and technology summits.

A ten year roadmap for graphene and related materials

A science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, other 2d materials, and hybrid systems was put together in a joint effort by over 60 academics and industrialists. The roadmap covers the next 10 years and beyond, and its objective is to guide the research community and industry toward the development of products based on graphene and related materials.

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The roadmap highlights three broad areas of activity. The first task is to identify new layered materials, assess their potential, and develop reliable, reproducible and safe means of producing them on an industrial scale. Identification of new device concepts enabled by 2d materials is also required, along with the development of component technologies. The ultimate goal is to integrate components and structures based on 2d materials into systems capable of providing new functionalities and application areas.

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