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Scientists Fabricate Artificial Material with Structure Comparable to Graphene

Scientists Fabricate Artificial Material with Structure Comparable to Graphene

An international team of physicists, guided by the University of Arkansas (U of A), has produced an artificial material having a structure similar to that of graphene. Graphene is one of the lightest, strongest, and most conductive materials known.

Researchers Demonstrate Safe Interaction of Graphene with Nerve Cells

Researchers Demonstrate Safe Interaction of Graphene with Nerve Cells

Graphene is a two-dimensional form of carbon, and successful demonstrations have been carried out by researchers to prove the possibility of interfacing graphene with nerve cells, or neurons, without affecting their integrity.

Wrapping Silicon Sawdust in a Graphene Cage Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

Wrapping Silicon Sawdust in a Graphene Cage Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

For years, scientists have been trying to use silicon to produce a lithium-ion battery anode capable of storing 10 times more energy than the existing commercial anodes, and making smaller and lighter batteries with superior performance. Previously there had been two major issues; silicon particles swell in size, and crack and break during the charging stage; and when they react with the electrolyte, they form a coating that decreases their performance.

Significant Progress Made in Laboratory Scale Production of Graphene from Albany Graphite Concentrate

Significant Progress Made in Laboratory Scale Production of Graphene from Albany Graphite Concentrate

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (“Zenyatta” or “Company”) is pleased to announce significant progress related to the laboratory scale production of graphene from high-purity Albany graphite concentrate by a team of scientists at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Iron-Nitrogen Complexes in Graphene Could Substitute Platinum-Based Catalysts

Iron-Nitrogen Complexes in Graphene Could Substitute Platinum-Based Catalysts

Teams at HZB and TU Darmstadt have produced a cost-effective catalyst material for fuel cells using a new preparation process which they analysed in detail. It consists of iron-nitrogen complexes embedded in tiny islands of graphene only a few nanometres in diameter. It is only the FeN4 centres that provide the excellent catalytic efficiency – approaching that of platinum. The results are interesting for solar fuels research as well and have been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Graphene Pavilion Debuts at the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress

Graphene Pavilion Debuts at the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress

The 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress, with the theme 'Mobile is Everything', will bring in over 95,000 participants from the mobile phone and related industry sectors.

Crumpled Graphene Balls as Lubricant Additive to Enhance Performance of Oil

Crumpled Graphene Balls as Lubricant Additive to Enhance Performance of Oil

Researchers from Northwestern University have discovered that crumpled graphene balls possess the ability to be a lubricant additive. Improperly lubricated automobile engine is detrimental to the environment and hard on the pocket.

Rice University Develops Graphene Composites to Simplify Ice Removal

Rice University Develops Graphene Composites to Simplify Ice Removal

Researchers from Rice University have developed a thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy that has been effective in melting ice on the blades of helicopters.

University of Granada Launches New Facility to Develop Graphene-based Systems and Electronic Nanodevices

University of Granada Launches New Facility to Develop Graphene-based Systems and Electronic Nanodevices

With an investment of more than 500 000 euros, the new facilities will allow the manufacture of all kinds and forms of graphene as well as the development of electronic nanodevices for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, biosensors, and 'wereable' devices attached to the clothes

UCLA Researchers Develop Efficient Method to Make Nanoelectronic and Nanobioelectronic Devices

UCLA Researchers Develop Efficient Method to Make Nanoelectronic and Nanobioelectronic Devices

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