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Recent Graphene news:

graphene 3D Lab raises $1m CAD in private placement

Graphene 3D Lab announced its intention to complete a non-brokered private placement financing, after which a total of 1,000,000 units will be available for subscription at a price of CAD$ 1.00 per unit for gross proceeds of CAD$ 1,000,000.

Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one half warrant common share purchase. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase a common share for CDN$ 1.25 for a period of two years.

Graphene oxide as paper electrode to improve rechargeable sodium batteries

Researchers from Kansas State University studied graphene oxide sheets as flexible paper electrodes for sodium-ion flexible batteries and found GO to have important properties that can boost the efficiency of such batteries.

The scientists explored graphene oxide sheets as flexible paper electrodes for sodium batteries. They found that sodium storage capacity of paper electrodes depends on the distance between the layers that can be adjusted by heating it in argon or ammonia gas. The researchers also showed that a flexible paper composed entirely of graphene oxide sheets can charge and discharge with sodium-ions for more than 1,000 cycles.  

Haydale's EPL secures a £261,000 grant to test graphene-enhanced composite for oil & gas pipes

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.

Korea's KERI develops graphene 3D printing technology

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.

FDA grants $1.2m for graphene safety and toxicity research

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.

New graphene book: Graphene Quantum Dots (NanoScience and Technology)

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. 

Talga and Friedrich Schiller University Jena to cooperate in graphene ink development

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).

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