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Reseachers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln used graphene and ammonia to enhance the properties of a component that can be used in next generation RAM.
The scientists placed ammonia between graphene the ferroelectric layer to produce an enhanced ferroelectric tunnel junction that improved the reliability of RAM devices and allowed them to read data without the need to rewrite it.
Here's an interesting video by Financial Times, with a review on possible graphene applications, recent developments and investment opportunities.
Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) conducted a study on the dynamics of graphene electrons in a magnetic field, which reportedly yielded fascinating results.
The HZDR researchers exposed graphene to an extremely strong (four-tesla) magnetic field, and as a result the electrons occupied only certain energy states. These energy levels were examined with free-electron laser light pulses which excites the electrons into a certain Landau level. The surprising result of this test was that the particular energy level in which the electrons were arranged via the laser gradually emptied.
It has been established that energy states of graphene in a magnetic field - known as Landau levels - behave differently than those of semiconductors. Yet, the scientists claim, not many researchers tested the dynamics of electrons in such a magnetic field system.
Its vision is to provide robust battery materials for a renewable energy ecosystem, aiming to create durable battery materials that are reliable, safe and green.
The Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden announced the 2015 launch of ChalmersX, a venture of moocs (massive open online courses) on the edx.org platform.
The first mooc will be an introduction to graphene, called Introduction to Graphene Science and Technology, as Chalmers is also the home of EU's research initiative Graphene Flagship.
European researchers from the Insidde, the Seventh Framework Programme (a European Union funded project) are working on the development of a graphene-based scanner, which can be used to reveal hidden apsects of artwork and other historic objects.
The scanner will allow viewing concealed details on canvases, like preliminary sketches or former paintings, as well as the way brush strokes were done. This information can shed light on how great art was made, and also be helpful for conservators for the restoraion of paintings.
The UK based 2-DTech, maker and supplier of 2D materials and University of Manchester spun off start-up has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become a project partner of the National Graphene Institute (NGI).
The agreement will allow 2-DTech to work from the NGI facility upon its completion in March 2015, and is hoped to push forward graphene applications development and commercialization and help cultivate this relationship into a strategic partnership in the future.