Researchers electrically manipulate a ‘chiral interface state’ in a 2D material

Researchers from  Purdue University, University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Japan's National Institute for Materials Science have managed to electrically manipulate a ‘chiral interface state’ in twisted monolayer-bilayer graphene, with potential for energy-efficient microelectronics and quantum computing.

The international research team, led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has taken the first atomic-resolution images and demonstrated electrical control of a chiral interface state – an exotic quantum phenomenon that could help researchers advance quantum computing and energy-efficient electronics.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 11,2024

Researchers use graphene oxide to develop devices that could advance future cellular therapy for multiple sclerosis patients

A team from the National Hospital for Paraplegics (SESCAM), in collaboration with the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), has shown how new cell culture devices based on graphene oxide maintain the anti-inflammatory function of myeloid suppressor cells (MDSCs) once isolated from the donor's body. This function could be crucial for advancing cellular therapy beneficial to people with multiple sclerosis. 

"To exert their inflammation-controlling function in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, myeloid suppressor cells must maintain a very immature state. However, when extracted from the bone marrow and cultured in the laboratory, they begin to mature, losing their immunosuppressive activity, rendering them unsuitable for potential cellular therapy for patients with this type of neurodegenerative disease," explains Diego Clemente, a researcher at the National Hospital for Paraplegics and one of the lead authors of the study.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 10,2024

Graphene-Info launches a new edition of its Graphene-enhanced Construction Materials Market Report

Today we have published the latest edition of our Graphene Construction Materials Market market report, a comprehensive guide to the world of graphene-enhanced construction materials. The edition, now updated to April 2024, includes over a dozen updates, new companies, new research results and more.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of using graphene in construction materials
  • Companies involved in this industry
  • Projects and trials underway today
  • Research activities

The report package also provides:

  • Datasheets and brochures from leading companies
  • A look into how graphene can reduce carbon emissions
  • A look into Chinese graphene construction materials projects
  • Free updates for a year

This Graphene Construction Materials market report provides a great introduction to graphene materials used in the construction industry. It is a must-read guide for anyone interested in understanding the current market, mapping the companies involved and evaluating the future of the construction industry.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 09,2024

Researchers use self-organized crack-free nanocellular graphene film to enhance sodium ion batteries

Researchers from Tohoku University, Tianjin University of Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology and Johns Hopkins University recently designed a nanocellular graphene (NCG) film through the self-organization of carbon atoms using liquid metal dealloying and employing a defect-free amorphous precursor.

The flexible freestanding nanocellular graphene film. Image credit: Advanced Materials

Nanocellular graphene is a specialized form of graphene that achieves a large specific surface area by stacking multiple layers of graphene and controlling its internal structure with a nanoscale cellular morphology. NCG is attractive thanks to its potential to improve the performance of electronic devices, energy devices and sensors. However, its development has been hindered by defects that occur during the manufacturing process. Cracks often appear when forming NCG, and scientists are looking for new processing technologies that can fabricate homogeneous, crack-free and seamless NCGs at appropriate scales.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 09,2024

HydroGraph closes final tranche of private placement

HydroGraph Clean Power has announced that it has completed the final tranche of its non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of CAD$1,182,500 (over USD$871,000). In total, HydroGraph reported gross proceeds of approximately CAD$3.17 million (over USD$2,334,000) pursuant to the entire Offering.    

HydroGraph intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for application development, business development and general working capital purposes.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 08,2024

First Graphene reports positive results from graphene-enhanced cement trials in the UK

First Graphene has announced that continued positive results have been reported in field trials of its graphene enhanced cement.
The graphene enhanced concrete slab, which incorporates the Company’s PureGRAPH, reportedly continues to perform well, reaching over 200 days in operation at a wheel washing facility at a major highway infrastructure project in South East England.

A core sample (L), and samples being removed from the graphene enhanced concrete slab in the UK. Image credit: First Graphene

The slab has maintained its strength and integrity, with a complete absence of defects, damage or deterioration reported by scientists and engineers investigating the project. The concrete slab was prepared using a graphene enhanced CEM II A/L concrete mixture, produced by Breedon during site trials last year.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 08,2024

GIT Coatings partners with WEG to strengthen each other’s marine coating products

Brazil-based WEG Coatings and Canada-based GIT Coatings have entered an agreement to strengthen each other’s marine coating product offerings across international markets.

The partnership between GIT and WEG builds on a shared vision of innovation that increases marine shipping efficiency at reduced costs while reaffirming their commitment to sustainability. Both companies will leverage each other’s strengths and expertise to enhance product offerings and provide tailored solutions to their customers. This collaboration highlights GIT’s exponential growth as an innovative and sustainable graphene-based solutions provider helping ship owners looking to reduce their fuel costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 05,2024

Graphene Trace secures £300k to tackle pressure ulcers

Graphene Trace, a UK-based startup that aims to use sensors to eradicate the problem of pressure ulcers, has been awarded a £300,000 grant by Innovate UK.

The startup believes its proprietary sensor technology for wheelchair users and hospital inpatients could reduce pressure ulcer onset by up to 95%. CEO Scott Dean said the grant will fund the creation of a prototype for its pressure ulcer prevention technology and bring it a step closer to going to market.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 05,2024

Researchers design a butterfly-inspired multisensory neuromorphic platform for integration of visual and chemical cues

It is a known fact that animals require the integration of cues collected from multiple sensory organs to enhance the overall perceptual experience and thereby facilitate better decision-making in most aspects of life. However, despite the importance of multisensory integration in animals, the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and neuromorphic computing has primarily focused on processing unisensory information. This lack of emphasis on multisensory integration can be attributed to the absence of a miniaturized hardware platform capable of co-locating multiple sensing modalities and enabling in-sensor and near-sensor processing. 

a) A simplified abstraction of visual and chemical stimuli from male butterflies and visuo-chemical integration pathway in female butterflies. b) Butterfly-inspired neuromorphic hardware comprising of monolayer MoS2 memtransistor-based visual afferent neuron, graphene-based chemoreceptor neuron, and MoS2 memtransistor-based neuro-mimetic mating circuits. Image credit: Advanced Materials

In their recent study, researchers at Penn State University addressed this limitation by utilizing the chemo-sensing properties of graphene and the photo-sensing capability of monolayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) to create a multisensory platform for visuochemical integration. 

Read the full story Posted: Apr 03,2024

Graphene-Info publishes a new edition of its Graphene Supercapacitors Market Report

Today we published a new edition of our Graphene Supercapacitors Market Report, with all the latest information. The supercapacitor market and industry is facing high demand and graphene is a pivotal material for this application. This new update includes many updates from various projects and research activities 

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of using graphene in supercapacitors
  • Various types of graphene materials
  • Market insights and forecasts
  • What's on the market today

The report package also provides:

  • A list of all graphene companies involved with supercapacitors
  • Prominent research activity in this field
  • Free updates for a year

This Graphene Supercapacitors market report provides a great introduction to graphene materials used in the supercapacitor market, and covers everything you need to know about graphene in this niche. This is a great guide for anyone involved with the supercapacitor market, nanomaterials, electric vehicles and mobile devices.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 02,2024