TINC's Blog Posts Tagged 'graphene' (125)

XG Sciences expects car makers to introduce graphene-based batteries by 2017

XG Sciences is one of the leading companies to commercialize graphene based materials. The company introduced a new Li-Ion battery anode material that has four times the capacity of current materials.

We interviewed the company's CEO, and he reveals that they are in talks with a dozen large battery manufacturers around the world to introduce products. They are working with an "automotive company" that plans to introduce a a product in model year 2017:…


Added by TINC on July 15, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Will we see anti-bacterial graphene band-aids soon?

So, here's yet-another area where graphene may be useful: it turns out that graphene kills bacteria simply by slicing though them. This may enable simply graphene-based anti-bacteria "band-aids" soon:


Added by TINC on July 15, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Graphene one-day Symposium organized within TNT2013

On the occasion of TNT 2013, the 14th edition of the Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference (TNT 2013), a Graphene one-day Symposium will be organized in Seville (Spain) at Hotel Silken Al-Andalus Palace.

This one-day event will be organized in collaboration with ICN2 (Spain) and will take place on September 10.


The Graphene Day entails a plenary session during the morning…


Added by TINC on July 15, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

The largest European event on Graphene is back

The organizers of Graphene 2014 (4th edition - Graphene conference series) are pleased to announce the upcoming International Conference on Graphene to be held in Toulouse (France), home of Airbus. The event will be held from 6 to 9 of May 2014 at the Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis.


A Plenary session with internationally renowned speakers,…


Added by TINC on July 2, 2013 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Are graphene-based touch screens finally on the market?

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:…


Added by TINC on June 28, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

MIT's new graphene based solar cells to achieve world's highest energy conversion efficiency

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:…


Added by TINC on June 28, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Will graphene be a good basis for 3D printing?

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"):…


Added by TINC on April 25, 2013 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Selective etching of armchair edges in graphite

Nanostructures Laboratory, Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science:

We have uploaded to our homepage


our new paper entitled…


Added by TINC on April 15, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments

BGT promises first graphene-based touch panels by Q3 2013

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.…


Added by TINC on April 9, 2013 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Graphene and Molybdenite based flash memory is efficient, flexible, small and fast

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:…


Added by TINC on March 20, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments

New graphene-based earphone-sized speaker

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:…


Added by TINC on March 14, 2013 at 7:40pm — 1 Comment

Cabot launhces a graphene-based Li-Ion battery additive

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.…


Added by TINC on February 26, 2013 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Graphene research program to get €1 billion over ten years from the EU

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):…


Added by TINC on January 24, 2013 at 10:13pm — No Comments

"Nanostructures based on graphene and functionalized carbon nanotubes"

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.


Added by TINC on January 21, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Graphene Oxide used to soak radioactive waste

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…


Added by TINC on January 10, 2013 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Forming electronic waveguides from graphene grain, boundaries

we have uploaded to homepage


our new paper entitled

Márk,Géza,I.; Vancsó,Péter; Lambin,Philippe; Hwang,Chanyong; Biró,László,P.:
Journal of Nanophotonics 6, 061719-1(2012)

Added by TINC on December 16, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Graphene international conference announces speaker line-up for 2013

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,…


Added by TINC on November 13, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Highly transparent and flexible resistive memory made from silicon and graphene

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:…


Added by TINC on October 3, 2012 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Graphenea collaborates with the University of Harvard in search of applications for graphene

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.…


Added by TINC on September 25, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments


N.A. Vinnikov, A.V. Dolbin, V. B. Esel'son, V.G. Gavrilko, V. G. Manzhelii, S. N. Popov, B. Sundqvist



Added by TINC on August 31, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments

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