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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.

Essential Science: Graphene leads to efficient dialysis device

Boston - A significant advancement has been made with a medical device, in the form of a dialysis membrane, with the ‘super-material’ graphene at its core. This is a change from the core use of graphene, which is with electronic components.

Perovskite solar cells reach 20 percent efficiency

In a significant breakthrough, scientists have enhanced perovskite solar cells, enabling the cells to reach record long-term stability and an efficiency of over 20 percent.

Essential Science: Graphene holds the key to next-gen fuel cells

Scientists in the U.S. have developed nanocrystals wrapped in carbon atoms, which they report are critical for the safe storage of hydrogen for new fuel cell technology. The invention is important for future fuel technology.

Smart graphene membrane desalinates water

Scientists have devised a simple, sturdy graphene-based hybrid desalination membrane. The device can provide clean water for agriculture and one-day human consumption.

Is there a future for topological insulators in new technology?

Georgia - Topological insulators have been under review for the past ten years. Heralded as materials that could rival graphene, technologists have struggled to fully realize the theoretical potential of the material under practical conditions.

Quantum technology helps prevent counterfeit electronics

Researchers have taken a major step in terms of preventing counterfeiting. This is through generating unique atomic-scale identifiers based on the irregularities found in 2-D materials such as graphene.

Seeing the invisible thanks to graphene

Technologists have successfully integrated graphene together with quantum dots into CMOS technology. This has led to the created of an array of photodetectors, and the creation of a high resolution image sensor.

Graphene helps to make nuclear industry ‘greener’

Manchester - Graphene has a vast range of applications. One area of development is with the production of nuclear power and here graphene can help lessen the environmental impact. This is through decontaminating heavy water.

Graphene used to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Scientists have successfully changed stem cells for nerve regrowth by harnessing the properties of the versatile material graphene together with electricity.

Breakthrough in smart-printed electronics

Dublin - Progress has been made with printed electronic circuits and these pave the way for further advances with smart devices. The flat printed circuits can be embedded into flat structures, such as plastic and cardboard.

Graphene used to make seawater drinkable

Manchester - A graphene-based sieve has successfully turned seawater into drinking water. The technology could could help millions of people who have no ready access to clean drinking water.

Graphene used as tiny coolers for computer chips

New York - The wonder-material graphene can provide a new way to cool down the tiny chips found in phones, computers, and other gadgets. Rapid cooling is a key requirement for next generation electronics.

Graphene-based electrode increases solar power storage

What is described as a 'groundbreaking prototype' may be the answer to the storage challenge that is holding back solar back as a complete energy solution. This is a new type of electrode that could boost storage technologies by 3000 percent.

Graphene layer lets solar panels generate energy from raindrops

Researchers in China have developed Graphene solar panels that can generate energy from raindrops. The solar panels with a respectable 6.53 percent solar-to-electric conversion efficiency allows generation of power during periods of clouds and rain.

Magnets made without metals, thanks to graphene

Olomouc - Creating magnetics from materials other than metals could lead to many technological advances, especially with semiconductors. For the first time, a non-metallic magnet has been developed using graphene.

Satellite powering technology makes power stations more efficient

Researchers have successfully used graphene to reinvent abandoned heat energy converter technology and to make it more efficient. This will be used to boost the output from older power stations.

First use of graphene to find cancer cells

Much has been written about graphene and its flexible structure and highly conductive properties. Most early applications have been with electronics. Now attention turns to medical use.

Connected wearable garment fashioned from graphene

Manchester - Graphene is the basis of a new generation of flexible and efficient electronic devices. It has now been used to fabricate a garment, and the garment is suitable for the latest wearable technology.

Soybeans hold key to stronger graphene

Graphene is the material of the modern age: strong, light, flexible and highly conductive. It is the basis of a new generation of wearable electronics. To improve the material further, researchers have been looking at the humble soybean.

Stretchable wearable putty-based sensor devised

A new, stretchable wearable sensor has been devised inspired by the children’s toy silly putty. The bio-sensor is made from a polymer together with the flexible material graphene.

Graphene-based aircraft promises new generation of flight

Manchester - The world's first graphene-enhanced aircraft has been produced. The craft, called Prospero, is the first aircraft to incorporate a graphene skinned wing. The craft has recently had its maiden flight.

Graphene holds the key to next-gen hybrid cars

A new innovation proves that graphene is the most remarkable material of our times. Graphene nanotube pillars hold the key for manufacturing next-generation hydrogen fueled cars.

Silkworms that munch on graphene make stronger silk

A new study from China has found that by adding anno-sized fragments of graphene to the diet of silkworms results in the larvae producing stronger and more resilient silk.

Essential Science: Making dirty water drinkable

In many parts of the world water is not fit for people to drink. Technologies to render dirty water drinkable are limited by size and cost. Now a lower cost solution is on the horizon, based on graphene.

Exploring the properties of graphene with bacteria

Nanoscale ripples can be introduced onto the surface of graphene through the use of microscopic organisms. Scientists have used rod-shaped bacteria to alter the conduction of electricity on sheets of graphene.

Graphene helps boost oil recovery

Improving the recovery of oil helps to utilize resources better and allows oil companies to maximize efficiency. Central to this is graphene, possibly the most important material of our age.

New graphene based material leads to flexible screens

Exeter - A new technique, using the carbon based material graphene, should mean that fold-away electronics are a step closer to being a reality.

Essential Science: New flexible electronic material self-heals

One of the limitations with wearable technology is that many of the items are brittle. The material structure has not progressed at the rate of technological innovation. A new self-healing material aims to bridge this gap.

Highly flexible lights made from graphene

Graphene has been successfully used as the basis of a new generation of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). These lights are flexible, being based on a plastic material.
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Carbyne is a long one-dimensional chain of carbon atoms linked one to the other.
Carbyne is a long one-dimensional chain of carbon atoms linked one to the other.
Lei Shi/Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna
Dr. Johnny Coleman investigates G-Putty.
Dr. Johnny Coleman investigates G-Putty.
Trinity College, Dublin
Graphene disrupts signals on cancer stem cell membrane.
Graphene disrupts signals on cancer stem cell membrane.
K. Novoselov/University of Manchester
Researchers at Rice printed wwls  the university s mascot  in hydrogen atoms on a graphene substrate...
Researchers at Rice printed wwls, the university's mascot, in hydrogen atoms on a graphene substrate, turning it into a graphane superlattice suitable for organic chemistry, then "lit up" the Owls by coating them with a fluorophore and viewing them through fluorescence quenching microscopy.
Zhengzong Sun/Rice University
UK Chancellor George Osborne is shown a graphene light bulb by graphene discoverer Sir Konstantin No...
UK Chancellor George Osborne is shown a graphene light bulb by graphene discoverer Sir Konstantin Novoselov as the National Graphene Institute is opened in March 2015
BBC
The dress is complete with a graphene sensor which captures the rate in which the wearer is breathin...
The dress is complete with a graphene sensor which captures the rate in which the wearer is breathing via a contracting graphene band around the models waist,
University of Manchester
Making a superlattice with patterns of hydrogenated graphene is the first step in making the materia...
Making a superlattice with patterns of hydrogenated graphene is the first step in making the material suitable for organic chemistry. The process was developed in the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour.
Tour Lab/Rice University
The aircraft is a collaboration between UCLan aerospace experts and academics from The University of...
The aircraft is a collaboration between UCLan aerospace experts and academics from The University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI). The graphene enhanced materials were produced by industrial partners Haydale Composite Solutions and the vehicle was manufactured by Tasuma.
University of Lancashire
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional  atomic-scale  honey-comb lattic...
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, honey-comb lattice in which one atom forms each vertex.
University of Manchester
The dress is complete with a graphene sensor which captures the rate in which the wearer is breathin...
The dress is complete with a graphene sensor which captures the rate in which the wearer is breathing via a contracting graphene band around the models waist.
University of Manchester
Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been ep...
Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been epitaxially grown on 6H-SiC(0001)
Argonne National Laboratory