A chinese company (called Powerbooster) is developing graphene-based flexible touch panels for mobile devices. The company claims they are already producing 2 million units per month and are in talks with mid-size Chinese phone makers to incorporate these into mobile phones. They hope to have products on the market by the end of the year, and they aim to invest $150 million in the next 3 years to bring this to market:…
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Researchers from MIT are developing graphene and molybdenum-disulfide based solar cells that may become the world's most efficient solar cells. A single layer system (made from 1 graphene sheet and one MD sheet) achieves 1%-2% conversion while being only 1 nm thick. A silicon solar cells achieves 15%-20% efficiency but is hundreds of thousands times thicker. You can use several layers on top of each other to boost efficiency:…
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In past years we've seen graphene being used for many applications: transparent and flexible touch displays, sensors, batteries, solar panels, water purifications systems and more.
Today American Graphite Technologies (AGT) announced that it is going to research the possibility of using graphene-based materials as the workking materials for 3D printing. AGT will collaborate on this with Ukraine's Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology ("KIPT"):…
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Nanostructures Laboratory, Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science:
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Bluestone Global Tech (BGT) was founded in 2011 in New York with an aim to produce high quality graphene. We posted an interview with the company's CEO, and he says they expect graphene-based touch panels by Q3 2013 from one of their customers. He believes that the penetration rate for graphene over ITO will be quite a remarkable replacement rate of 5% in 2014.…
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Researchers from EPFL designed a new flash memory cell prototype that is made from graphene and Molybdenite (MoS2). They say that the new design is efficient, flexible, small and fast. The idea is that the unique electronic properties of MoS2 (it has an "idea energy band") are combined with graphene's excellent conductivity:…
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Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new graphene-based earphone-sized speaker - that can actually outperform the best earphones. They say that even with almost no specialized acoustic design, it performs comparably to a high quality commercial headsets (a Sennheiser MX-400 earphone, in fact). The graphene speaker is also highly efficient:…
Cabot Corporation launched the LITX G700, the company's first graphene-based additive for high energy density lithium-ion batteries. They say that this additive will allow Li-Ion battery makers to achieve superior cell performance.
Cabot explains that the LITX G700 conductive additive is designed for use in electric vehicle and high-end consumer electronics in which better driving range and longer run times are critical performance features.…
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Back in May 2011, a graphene research program (called GRAPHENE-CA) was shortlisted for one of two €1 billion EU research initiatives. Today we're happy to report that this project was indeed chosen by the European Commission. This is set to be a huge boost to graphene research and will hopefully accelerate commercialization of graphene based products. The EU will officially announce their decision next week (January 28):…
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PhD dissertation of Peter Nemes-Incze, entitled "Nanostructures based on graphene and functionalized carbon nanotubes". He developed several basic methods of producing and characterizing carbon nanostructures.
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Researchers from Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University discovered that Graphene Oxide can quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water. They found out that graphene oxide bind quickly to natural and human-made radionuclides and condense them into solids.
This discovery is obviously useful in contaminated site cleanups (such as the Fukushima nuclear plants), but is also useful in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas recovery and rare…
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Márk,Géza,I.; Vancsó,Péter; Lambin,Philippe; Hwang,Chanyong; Biró,László,P.:
FORMING ELECTRONIC WAVEGUIDES FROM GRAPHENE GRAIN BOUNDARIES;
Journal of Nanophotonics 6, 061719-1(2012)
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The 3rd edition of Graphene international conference will be held next spring under the umbrella of ImagineNano event (www.imaginenano.com) in Spain between the 23rd and 26th of April 2013.
Renowned speakers on the field already confirmed their presence and the program is nearly closed.
- Dimitri Basov (University of California,…Continue
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Researchers from the Rice University have developed highly transparent (95%), flexible, nonvolatile resistive memory devices based on silicon oxide (SiOx) and graphene. This research began in 2008 when they discovered that silicon oxide itself can be a switch.
The researchers placed the SiOx and crossbar graphene terminals on flexible plastic to make the simple memory devices which can be stacked in 3D and made in multi-state architectures:…
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The Graphenea company, a start-up of a group of private investors and CIC nanoGUNE specialised in the production of graphene, a material with unique properties which consists of a layer of carbon the thickness of an atom, collaborates with the Universidad de Harvard in the search for applications for the material.…Continue
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N.A. Vinnikov, A.V. Dolbin, V. B. Esel'son, V.G. Gavrilko, V. G. Manzhelii, S. N. Popov, B. SundqvistContinue
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Sony has developed a new graphene producing process that use a roll-to-roll method. They have built a machine that can produce graphene sheets up to 100 meters in length (23 cm width), and the resulting sheet is the largest area graphene sheet in the world by far (the previous record was Samsung's 40" sheet from back in 2011):…
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Az MTA TTK Műszaki Fizikai és Anyagtudományi Intézetében Tapasztó Leventének és munkatársainak először sikerült a grafén szerkezeti hullámzását nanométer alatti (0.7 nm) pontossággal szabályozni. Az eddig elérhető 300 nanométeres hullámhosszhoz képest ez óriási előrelépést jelent.
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Researchers from Manchester University have used a new side-view imaging method to individually visualize graphene sheets in a layered insulated stack of sheets. They found out that each graphene layer in such a structure is perfectly aligned, even with 10 layers. This was a surprise as they expected the graphene to be distorted.
This means that stacking graphene sheets does not degrade their properties. This means that you can stack graphene to create 3D chips - which will have a…
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Washington, 2012. július 30., hétfő (MTI) - A grafén önjavító mechanizmusát fedezték fel brit kutatók, a "csodás anyag" képes kijavítani rácsszerkezetének hibáit - számoltak be a Manchesteri Egyetem és a SuperSTEM Laboratórium (Daresbury) kutatói a Nano…Continue
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