First Graphene receives increased commitment from newGen Group

First Graphene (FGR) has announced that it has signed a Deed of Variation with newGen Group for the supply of its PureGRAPH product line for inclusion into the newGen ArmourGRAPH protective products for the mining industry.

newGen recently launched its ArmourGRAPH protective mining wear liners and elastomeric coatings, based on successful trials whereby a six-fold extension of wear protection was documented. Following successful trials, newGen has now moved to a production phase.

Researchers develop simple method to achieve fine control over the integration of foreign atoms into graphene

Researchers from South Korea invented a simple way to achieve fine control over the integration of foreign atoms with graphene, developing composite graphene-based heterostructures that can be used to store energy at low cost and fabricate ultrathin, wearable electronics.

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One way to specifically tailor graphene's properties is by integrating other materials into it, such as metals, insulators, and semiconductors, to form composite structures with desirable properties. For instance, researchers are adding metal oxides to graphene to create graphene monolayer/metal-oxide nanostructures (GML/MONSs) that have improved physical and chemical properties. However, depositing uniform layers of metal oxides over graphene without disturbing the characteristics of the graphene layer is extremely challenging.

Researchers experiment with LIG to create improved wearable health devices

A Penn State-led international research team (led by Professor Huanyu “Larry” Cheng at Penn State) recently published two studies that could boost research and development of future motion detection, tactile sensing and health monitoring devices.

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There are various substances that can be converted into carbon to create graphene through laser radiation, in a process called laser-induced graphene (LIG). The resulting product can have specific properties determined by the original material. The team set out to test this process and has reached interesting conclusions.

Sportswear enhanced with Versarien's graphene inks to be tested by the University of Gloucestershire

Versarien recently commissioned the University of Gloucestershire to carry out trials on its graphene-coated sportswear.

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A research team is to carry out tests on a prototype upper body garment, applied with Versarien's graphene inks ("Graphinks") through a screen-printing process. The clothing is manufactured by partner MAS Holdings. The researchers will compare the material to a selection of other sports garments when worn during high-intensity exercise.