From flagship to spaceship—two experiments pushing the frontier of graphene's potential
11 hours ago
Due to its distinctive properties graphene has been held out as a game-changing material for a range of industries and applications. The Graphene Flagship initiative was set up as Europe's biggest ever multi-stakeholder research ...
Researchers measure single atoms in a graphene 'petri-dish'
Jan 15, 2018
Researchers working at The University of Manchester have shown new possibilities for observing nanomaterials in liquids by creating a graphene 'petri-dish'.
First flashes of light observed from individual graphene nanoribbons
Jan 10, 2018 feature
For the first time, researchers have experimentally observed light emission from individual graphene nanoribbons. They demonstrated that 7-atom-wide nanoribbons emit light at a high intensity that is comparable to bright ...
Physicists design potentially life-saving health monitor technology
Jan 09, 2018
Sick babies in remote parts of the world could be monitored from afar thanks to new wearable technology designed by physicists at the University of Sussex. And parents at home, concerned about the risk of cot death, could ...
Scientists develop graphene sensors that could revolutionise the Internet of Things
Jan 08, 2018
Researchers at The University of Manchester have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT).
Researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes
Jan 05, 2018
Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that transform chemical energy into electricity, according ...
Electronically-smooth '3-D graphene': A bright future for trisodium bismuthide
Dec 22, 2017
Researchers have found that the topological material trisodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) can be manufactured to be as 'electronically smooth' as the highest-quality graphene-based alternative, while maintaining graphene's high electron ...
New insights on graphene
Dec 21, 2017
Graphene floating on water does not repel water, as many researchers believe, but rather attracts it. This has been demonstrated by chemists Liubov Belyaeva and Pauline van Deursen and their supervisor Grégory F. Schneider. ...
Study resolves controversy about electron structure of defects in graphene
Dec 20, 2017
A study conducted at the University of São Paulo's Physics Institute (IF-USP), Brazil, has resolved a longstanding controversy regarding defects in graphene. The controversy is related to the calculation of the overall electronic ...
Graphene-based wearable e-textiles move closer to commercial production
Dec 19, 2017 feature
The market for e-textile clothing is forecasted to reach $5 billion by 2027, according to the market research firm IDTechEX. And while graphene is expected to be one of the most prominent materials in wearable e-textiles, ...