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The UK based Perpetuus Carbon, producer and global supplier of high quality functionalized graphene, signed a preliminary agreement to achieve full commercial partnership and manufacturing agreement with G24 Power, a leading dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) company from the UK.
Perpetuus is to provide functionalized graphene, in sheet or roll form, for G24’s production of a range of advanced graphene-enabled components. G24 reportedly has manufacturing capabilities of thousands of metres of components per month for use in areas like resistance heating, biosensor platforms, barrier packaging, composite physical reinforcements, water treatment, fuel cell membranes, thermal management and heat dissipation, EMI shielding, electrodes for batteries and supercapacitors and LI-AIR battery cathodes.
The ANM2015, the sixth advanced materials international conference in Aveiro, Portugal, will include a graphene segment for the first time.
The conference, which will be held in 20-22 July 2015, is a multidisciplinary event that aims to gather scientists and experts from the global graphene community in order to form a strong network of professionals and exchange knowledge and ideas.
Researchers from Rice university announced the invention of a cathode made of nanotubes that are seamlessly bonded to graphene, designed to replace traditional expensive and brittle platinum-based materials and make flexible dye-sensitized solar cells more low-cost.
The new dye-sensitized solar cells were found to be as much as 20 percent better at converting sunlight into power than platinum cells, with an efficiency of up to 8.2 percent compared with 6.8.
An annual photo competition held by faculty of engineering at the University of Cambridge aims to present the wide variety of engineering research at the university. This year, the winner of this competition was an incredible electron micrograph photo of free-standing graphene foam.
The graphene foam was made by growing a few layers of graphene on the surface of a porous metal foam skeleton (by CVD), then removing it by dissolving it in etching solution. The photo, by Adrianus Indrat Aria, was called Asteroidea Electrica.
Thomas Swan, the privately held global chemical manufacturing company, recently announced that it has received four places in the Innovative UK program (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) for identification and optimization of applications in which graphene can be integrated to add substantial value.
The lead participants in this program are Sharp Laboratories of Europe (energy storage), Smith & Nephew Extruded Films (separations), M-SOLV (touch panels) and Nano Products (printed electronics). The projects will also collaborate with leading UK experts at the University of Manchester, the University of Bradford, the University of Surrey and Nottingham Trent University.
QuantumWise released a new version of their Atomistix ToolKit (ATK) simulation software. The new version speeds up simulation performance by 40%. Besides the performance boost, the new ATK 2014 release includes several new features such as Spin-orbit interaction and Meta-GGA for accurate first-principle prediction of the electronic structure. These features can be used for both bulk semiconductor materials and nanostructures and 2D materials like graphene.
James Baker, business director at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) in the UK said a technology company (that remained unnamed) is about to open a LED light factory in Manchester.
The factory will produce LED lighting in which graphene will be used to dissipate heat, thanks to its superior heat conductivity trait.