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Graphene-developer XG Sciences announced that Samsung Ventures placed a strategic investment. Samsung SDI, the world's largest li-ion battery maker and XG Sciences will co-develop next-gen graphene based batteries:
Students from Northwestern University managed to use pencils and regular paper to create functional sensor devices. They created two types of sensors - strain sensors and chemical vapor sensors.
The students had a discussion about the conductive properties of graphene. They realized that when you draw a line on a piece of paper with a pencil, the pencil's graphite sheds numerous graphene sheets. They started exploring what these graphene sheets can be used for... and, well, you…
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BASF and the Graphene Research Centre (GRC) at the National University of Singapore announced a new partnership to develop the use of graphene in organic electronics devices - such as OLED devices and OPVs. The goal of this collaboration is to interface graphene films with organic electronic materials, with an aim to create more efficient and flexible lighting devices:…
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China's Ningbo Morsh Technology's graphene production line, with its annual capacity of 300 tons (or tens of millions of graphene films) is now online.
China plans to build a state-level graphene industrialization base in China's Chongqing Municipality. Within 5 years, they hope to reach revenues of 100 billion yuan ($16.35 billion). If the current capacity is indeed 300 tons per year, than China is now the world's leading graphene producer by far.
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Researchers discovered a simple method to fabricate graphene-based printed electronics, using an ordinary cellulose paper and pen. This process, if they manage to commercialize and automate it, could enable cheap flexible biodegradable electronics.…
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Researchers from Korea's Hanyang University developed new graphene membrane based technology to separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from nitrogen and hydrogen. This could lead to low-cost greenhouse-gas control systems, and the researchers hope it can be commercialized within two or three years:…
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Researchers at Purdue University are developing a new graphene "nanopetals" mass production process based on a roll-to-roll process. Those nanopetals are graphene-based vertical nanostructures that look like tiny rose petals, and they have applications in sensors, heat-management, supercapacitors and batteries. This research is funded with a $1.5 million grant from the NSF, and aims to increase the production speed of nanopetal-coated surfaces to 10 square meters per hour (a dramatic…Continue
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Graphene (a sheet of carbon just one atom thick) can be successfully p-doped with boron, according to new experiments by researchers at Columbia University in the US. The result means that the carbon material can be both electron- and hole-doped, something that is important for advancing real-world graphene-based electronics. B dopants in graphene Chemical doping can be used to add or remove electrons from a material. Two years ago, a team led by Abhay Pasupathy showed that graphene could be…Continue
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Researchers from Korea's KAIST institute developed a lithium-air rechargeable battery using a nano fiber graphene composite catalyst. This battery has five times greater storage compared to current lithium-ion batteries, and is the highest performing lithium-air batter ever developed with a good lifespan to boot. Such batteries may enable electric vehicle to travel almost a 1,000 kilometers on a single charge:…
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The Graphene Community meeting point in 2014
The largest European event on Graphene (Graphene conference series), Graphene 2014, is rapidly growing and raising great interest from the Graphene Community Worldwide.
Currently the event unveils 30 invited and keynote speakers from…Continue
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UK's Durham Graphene Science announced plans to go public, and raise up to £10 million (about $16 million) on the UK's AIM stock exchange. The company is also changing its name to Applied Graphene Materials (AGM). They will use the fund to increase production capacity and accelerate commercial opportunities with partners.
If successful, AGM will be the world's first pure-graphene company to go public. This will be one interesting IPO to watch!…
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Haydale updates on their graphene inks and GNPs, expects products based on graphene inks by early 2014
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Bluestone Global Tech announced a new groundbreaking product today, the world's first graphene based Field Effect Transistor. BGT's Grat-FET is a wafer with 9 differnet GFET chips (or FET arrays), each with 64 FETs. Grat-FET is aimed towards reserach and development work and not for commercial production:…
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Researchers from the University of Michigan developed a new microfluidic chip based on Graphene Oxide that can capture tumor cells from blood and support their growth for further analysis. This device could be used for both cancer diagnosis and find the best test-treatment options, without biopsies. The researchers estimate that such chips could reach clinics within 3 years:…
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Name of the company: Graphene Laboratories, Inc.
Country: United States of America
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Researchers from the University of Florida and Hunan Univeristy developed DNA-directed silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) grown on graphene oxide (GO). These so called Ag@dsDNA@GO composites act as antibacterial agents, decreasing X. perforans (a model plant pathogenic bacterium) cell viability in culture and on plants.
In a greenhouse experiment they applied this material on tomato transplants and they reported significant reduction of disease caused by bacterial spot compared to the…
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Stanford researchers use DNA strands to assemble graphene ribbons and turn them into transistors:
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Graphenea researchers discovered that adding graphene to ceramic alumina can make it stronger - it is up to 50% less likely to break under strain. Graphenea's method is simple, fast and scalable, and it makes the alumina a hundred million times more conductive to electricity:
Added by TINC on August 23, 2013 at 6:12pm — No Comments
Researchers from Michigan Technological University developed a new "3D Graphene" material that can be used to replace platinum used in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The new material is cheap and easy to make, and using it as an electrode the researcher fabricated a DSSC sell that has an energy efficiency of 7.8% (conventional platinum-electrode based solar cell achieve 8%):…
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Researchers from the University of Minnesota developed graphene-based quantum capacitance wireless vapor sensors. This new sensor transduction mechanism paves the way for graphene quantum capacitance sensors to for a wide range of chemical and biological sensing applications:…
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