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The big graphene innovations you need to know about

Every month a new development using the ‘wonder material’ graphene is presented. Digital Journal has picked three recent research highlights that showcase the growing potential of graphene.

Op-Ed: Graphene grows up – Epigraphene major breakthrough

Gothenburg - Graphene isn't exactly the Cinderella of new materials, but it is still in its technological infancy/adolescence. A new type of graphene, epitaxial layered epigraphene, has emerged. This is a game changer, and it's going to be interesting.

How graphene can help advance quantum computers

Researchers have been investigating how graphene can be used as a nanoscale electron trap. This application has several potential applications in quantum computers, helping ecologists on the path to building more advanced computers.

How graphene can advance quantum computers

Researchers have been investigating how graphene can be used as a nanoscale electron trap. This discovery has several potential applications in quantum computers, helping technologists on the path to building more advanced computers.

Tunable graphene can aid future electronic devices

Cambridge - Graphene, the material with many useful properties, including strength, transparency and conductivity, can be ‘tuned’ and this new ability has a potential use with next-generation electronic devices.

How close is the new graphene wave?

Graphene is a relatively new material with many interesting properties. However, despite a range of science papers explaining application possibilities, the widespread use of graphene has yet to be realized.

Rare element helps develop high speed electronics

A rare Earth element can provide a better starting material for the development of high-speed electronics, which can be used in communication devices.

A boost for graphene-based light detectors

Graphene functions as a light-sensitive material, which makes it suitable for light detectors. These devices can offer significant improvements over current materials presenting future possibilities for optics.

Graphene spikes kill pathogenic bacteria

One of the risks with medical implants is infection from bacteria during the surgical process, leading to post-surgical infections. Researchers have demonstrated that coating implants with graphene can help to kill microorganisms

Scalable manufacturing using graphene

Boston - Scientists have worked out a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. This process will aid producers in achieving scalable filter manufacturing.

Making drinking water safer with new graphene filter

Australian researchers have developed a new filter that can remove organic matter from water intended to be of drinking water quality. In trials, 99 percent of the impurities can be removed through the filter process.

New gas safety sensor based on graphene technology

Bejing - A new gas sensor, designed to mimic the superior sense of smell that a dog possesses, has been developed. At the heart of the technology are graphene-based nanoscrolls.

Graphene will charge your phone in under 10 seconds

Grapehene, the material with a host of wonderful properties and many more potential applications, could hold the key to super-fast charging of mobile devices.

New way to generate energy from temperature changes

Boston - A new system, based on graphene, can draw power from daily temperature swings. The technology can harness temperature fluctuations of many kinds in order to produce electricity.

Wearable graphene sensors to monitor the health of babies

Brighton - Monitoring the health of babies is an important concern that many parents share. Many of the emerging wearable devices are relatively inaccurate. Better monitoring accuracy can be introduced through the application of graphene-based sensors.

Essential Science: Graphene makes for cell-sized robots

Imagine an electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing cell-sized machine, used for medical diagnosis. Impossible? Not according to new research that has harnessed the properties of graphene.

Optoelectronics advanced with graphene-like material

Scientists have observed the electronic structure of graphene in laboratory designed semiconductor. This finding could lead to advanced optoelectronics and data processing.

'Graphene-like' nanocomposite battery developed

Technologists have a created a new nanocomposite material that increases battery life and also improves the performance of smartphones, tablets, and laptops. In trials the battery outperformed comparable products.

Samsung 'graphene ball' could let phones charge five times faster

Samsung's found a way of making lithium-ion smartphone batteries charge faster and last longer. The company's synthesized and patented a "graphene ball" that considerably improves the performance of lithium-ion cells, offering 45% higher charge capacity.

Wild graphene 'tamed' for new electronic devices

A new discovery concerning the controlling of electrons in the 'super'- material graphene could lead to the future production of novel electronic devices.
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