NanoGraf wins $1 Million contract from U.S Department of Defense to develop battery technology for the U.S. Army

NanoGraf has announced that it won a $1 million development contract from the Department of Defense to produce a more powerful, longer-lasting 4.3Ah lithium-ion battery. The cell will aim to provide U.S. military personnel with enhanced run-time for the equipment they rely on to operate safely and efficiently.

This is the second Department of Defense project won by NanoGraf. In 2021, the company developed the world’s longest-running 3.8Ah 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion cell, at 800 watt-hours per liter (Wh/L). This cell will is meant to go into volume production in the Spring of 2022.

European grant to enable the development of supercapacitors based on nitrogen-doped graphene

Researchers from CATRIN at Palacký University Olomouc, in cooperation with colleagues from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and the Italian company ITELCOND, are working to develop high-capacity, safe, and environmental friendly supercapacitors based on a graphene-derived material developed in Olomouc, which is already protected by a European patent.

The work needed in order to translate this discovery into practice is made possible thanks to a grant funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) Transition Challenges with an allocated budget of nearly 2.5 million Euros.

Researchers use carbon monoxide to synthesize high-quality graphene

A team of international researchers, including ones from Skoltech, MIPT, the RAS Institute of Solid State Physics and Aalto University, have proposed a unique graphene synthesis technique that utilizes carbon monoxide as the carbon source.

The technique is said to be a fast and cheap way to produce high-quality graphene with relatively simple equipment for use in electronic circuits, gas sensors, optics, and more.

Researchers use light to cause electrons to bend in bilayer graphene

Researchers from ICFO, Columbia University, Japan's National Institute for Materials Science and Nanyang Technological University have experimentally caused electrons to bend in bilayer graphene with the use of light.

The way electrons flow in materials determine its electronic properties. For example, when a voltage is sustained across a conducting material, electrons start flowing, generating an electrical current. These electrons are often thought to flow in straight paths, moving along the electric field, much like a ball rolling down a hill. Yet these are not the only trajectories electrons can take: when a magnetic field is applied, the electrons no longer travel in straight paths along the electric field, but in fact, they bend. The bent electronic flows lead to transverse signals called "Hall" responses.

Researchers shed light on the behavior of graphene oxide at extreme temperatures

Researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University, Institute of Nanotechnology of Microelectronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University and Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have found the reason why instead of burning down at high temperatures, graphene oxide opens the door to a promising and inexpensive graphene production method.

Laser tempering increases graphene quality image

The search for a cheap and efficient route of graphene fabrication is still ongoing. Graphene reduction from graphene oxide by laser irradiation appears as a promising route: with graphene oxide produced from ordinary graphite using chemical methods, the laser-aided reduction technique holds much promise in terms of cost and controllability of the resulting material quality.

AMD announces further contract extension with U.S Army

In December 2020, Advanced Material Development (AMD) announced that it secured its first contract under the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Weapons Sector Research Framework (WSRF), worth £125,000 (around USD$166,700). Since then, AMD received a further award for its ongoing collaborative camouflage work with the United States Army.

Now, AMD announced that it has received further funding from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for its proprietary ChamEM signature management program collaboration with the US Army.

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First Graphene signs partnership agreement with NeoGraf Solutions for exposure to U.S market

First Graphene (FGR) has announced that it has signed an exclusive technology partnership deal with U.S-based NeoGraf Solutions to develop and grow the graphene market in the U.S.

Under the 10-year agreement, graphite materials provider NeoGraf will sell First Graphene’s PureGRAPH products under the U.S company’s Graf-X brand, which has an established reputation in the U.S market, according to First Graphene.