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Recent graphene News

First Greek graphene-enhanced battery for homes is on its way

Oct 20, 2017

The Greece-based IntelenAn has announced that a working model of a graphene-enhanced lithium ion "smart" battery for households will be ready in February 2018.

The company's CEO mentioned that two Greek firms are currently collaborating to develop the first model of a lithium ion 'smart' battery for commercial use. He noted his team is working with researchers at the Demokritos research center, who have set up a specialized company and developed a new lithium ion electrode enriched with graphene.

Clemson University team's graphene-enhanced aluminum-ion batteries outperform lithium-ion ones

Oct 19, 2017

Researchers at Clemson University in the U.S have shown that replacing lithium with aluminum and graphene may be key for next-gen batteries.

Clemson's graphene-enhanced aluminum ion batteries outperform Li-ion ones image

Aluminum is regarded as non-toxic and much more plentiful than the lithium currently in widespread use (and cheaper). Aluminum also transfers energy more efficiently. Inside a battery, the element — lithium or aluminum — gives up some of its electrons, which flow through external wires to power a device. Because of their atomic structure, lithium ions can only provide one electron at a time; aluminum can give three at a time. That, the team says, is the real point of the switch.

Graphene to increase efficiency of perovskite solar cells

Oct 19, 2017

Researchers from Italy’s University of Florence have found that graphene oxide could significantly improve the efficiency of perovskite solar cells. The researchers have shown how the introduction of graphene and graphene oxide doped with lithium atoms (GO-Li) into a perovskite-based cell may increase its conversion efficiency, as both the carrier recombination dynamics and the defect density of the perovskite are considerably improved.

The scientists used graphene doped mesoporous TiO2 (G+mTiO2) with the addition of a lithium-neutralized graphene oxide (GO-Li) interlayer as ETL. They found that the carrier collection efficiency is increased by about a factor two with respect to standard mTiO2.

Graphene commercialization: addressing the painpoints

Oct 18, 2017

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IDTechEx graphene & 2D Materials conference photo

Commercialization: painpoints that our event remedies

From the outset we set out to focus on commercialization and commercialization only. This is not to say that we did not cover innovation. In fact, we aggressively covered innovation but carefully selected only those works which were commercially relevant. Our decision to be business focused went, at the beginning, against the grain since the technology was then still in R&D phase and most events were only catering to researchers or companies interested in the R&D market.

MIMOS partners with UPSI to develop graphene-based electronics

Oct 18, 2017

Mimos, the Malaysian R&D center under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), recently signed a collaborative research and development agreement with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) to develop graphene electronic technology to enhance both their competitive advantage in the technology and applications, especially in advanced materials for electronic devices.

MIMOS displays graphene product samples image

A recent statement by MIMOS said "Under the collaboration, both MIMOS and UPSI will jointly develop the technology, exchange research expertise, and increase the number of patents including joint-publication in graphene electronics and related technologies... The collaboration would allow UPSI to benefit from the access to high-end industry-standard facilities at MIMOS, and help align their research activities with industry requirements".

New graphene-based flame retardant fabric unveiled in China

Oct 16, 2017

The China-based Shanghai Kyorene New Material Technology recently unveiled a graphene-based flame-retardant fabric during the Textile & Yarn Expo in Shanghai.

The fabric seems to be extremely resistant to flames, and no damage appears even when it is directly touched with a burning lighter. It is also said to posses anti ultra-violet and anti-static properties. It can be used for firefighting purposes as well as furniture and other domestic uses.

First graphene ISO standard published

Oct 16, 2017

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) recently published the world's first ISO (International Organization for Standardization) graphene standard. The standard will aim to provide consistency across the emerging world-wide graphene industry and accelerate graphene's commercial exploitation.

The new international standard defines the terminology used to describe the many different forms of graphene and related 2D materials, supporting companies in the testing and validation process. This will provide clarity among manufacturers, suppliers, NGOs and academia, helping to unlock new applications, drive down manufacturing costs and open up industrial-scale use of graphene in various applications.

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