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Kitchen Science: Making Graphene In A Blender
2014-04-23 12:24:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Graphene is a form of electrically conductive carbon being hailed as a miracle material capable of revolutionizing everything from high-end electronics to biological engineering. A new study from a large team of British and Irish researchers has described a recipe for graphene that only requires a few common household materials and a kitchen blender. The study, which was published in the journal Nature Materials, basically tacked on...

Condoms Made From Graphene
2013-11-22 04:45:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The highly-touted wonder-material graphene won the Nobel Prize for its ability to revolutionize circuit boards, food packaging, and countless other products. Now, it has won another honor – a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will lead to the development of a new and improved condom. In actuality, that grant was awarded to the UK’s National Graphene Institute, a research facility at the University...

2013-09-29 23:02:24

The global market for graphene products is expected to be worth nearly $195 million in 2018. BCC Research projects that this market will grow to $1.3 billion by 2023, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.1%. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Graphene: Technologies, Applications and Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for graphene products is expected to be worth...

Foldable Electronics With Inkjet-Printed Graphene
2013-05-21 06:06:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters say they have developed a graphene-based ink that could be the beginnings of inkjet-printed graphene. The team's graphene-based ink is highly conductive and tolerant to bending, which could eventually pave the way for bendable tablet computers or electronic newspapers. “Graphene has a unique combination of properties that is ideal for next-generation electronics,...

Graphene Super-Materials Could Be Future Of Solar Cells
2013-05-03 09:34:11

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2004, the pure carbon material known as graphene was isolated by two University of Manchester Nobel Laureates, Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, quickly leading to the discovery of a whole new family of one-atom-thick materials. Now researchers from the University of Manchester and National University of Singapore have shown that by building multi-layered heterostructures of graphene in a three-dimensional stack,...

Graphene Patent Applications On The Rise, China In The Lead
2013-01-16 05:32:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A steep rise in the number of patents involving graphene, one of the thinnest, lightest, strongest and most conductive materials in the world, reveals a global race to harness the potential of this novel material. Graphene, which was identified only as recently as 2004, is harder than diamond, a single molecule thick, as flexible as rubber and much more conductive than copper, giving it tremendous potential for applications in...

UK Invests $35 Million In Graphene Commercialization Research
2012-12-29 06:00:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Government investments into certain private companies, sometimes derided as “picking winners and losers,” can be controversial, yet the U.K. government has stepped into the breach this week and announced that it will be investing over $35 million in an effort to commercialize graphene, a new ℠super-material´. Invented by two scientists at the University of Manchester, Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim, graphene...

Use of ‘Trailblazing’ Material For New Sensors Investigated By NASA
2012-12-06 16:43:03

NASA Tiny sensors -- made of a potentially trailblazing material just one atom thick and heralded as the “next best thing” since the invention of silicon -- are now being developed to detect trace elements in Earth´s upper atmosphere and structural flaws in spacecraft. Technologist Mahmooda Sultana, who joined NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., two years ago and has since emerged as Goddard´s go-to expert in the development of graphene-based...

‘Graphene Roadmap’ Paves The Way
2012-10-11 08:05:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your University Online Graphene is the world's thinnest, strongest, and most conductive material. It is made of pure carbon, and only one atom thick. Nobel prizewinner Professor Kostya Novoselov and an international team have created a "Graphene Roadmap" to show what the material could truly achieve. Graphene was first isolated in 2004 at the University of Manchester by Professor Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim. The paper, published in Nature,...

Graphene Membranes Could Lead To Enhanced Natural Gas Production And Reduce CO2 Pollution
2012-10-09 11:37:17

Engineering faculty and students at the University of Colorado Boulder have produced the first experimental results showing that atomically thin graphene membranes with tiny pores can effectively and efficiently separate gas molecules through size-selective sieving. The findings are a significant step toward the realization of more energy-efficient membranes for natural gas production and for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plant exhaust pipes. Mechanical engineering...

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