Tracking new developments in the graphene industry to provide you with the latest stories, commentary and innovative research.
On Saturday August 4, 2018 Mike Rogers, CTO of 1st Graphene posted some recent answers to questions about graphene on Quora.
Here are some of the questions Mike answers:
How many times can a sheet of graphine be folded in half?
Is there any graphene polystyrene manufacturer where I can find some samples to buy?
Could you make a Batman grapple hook assuming you spent tens of millions of dollars on the research necessary, and couldn’t you just use graphene for the rope since it’s flexible and the thinnest form of wire on Earth?
On Sunday August 5, 2018, Thomas Hornigold posted this article on SingularityHub:
Graphene and Beyond: The Astonishing Properties and Promise of 2D Materials
“Scientists are discovering that stacked layers of these atomically thin materials can open up a whole new world of fascinating and useful properties.
A recent study blended various types of graphene to develop an LED that could emit light across the entire visible spectrum.
For the moment, graphene remains the most likely 2D material to see near-term applications, partly due to the funding for its research and partly because it can still be produced more swiftly. The exfoliation method of gradually pulling apart layers of graphite to obtain graphene can’t be used with every 2D material, even though it produces the purest crystals.
On Tuesday August 7, 2018, Nanowerk News reports: New nanoparticles help detect deep-tissue cancers. Researchers have developed a new form of nanoparticle and associated imaging technique that can detect multiple disease biomarkers, including those for breast cancer, found in deep-tissue in the body.
On August 8th, 2018, Alexandru Micu reports on ZME Science:
The rubber band manufacturer is looking to bring graphene into the mix and level-up their product. Alliance plans to start a three-year-long partnership with researchers from the University of Sussex, during which they’ll work out the perfect graphene-rubber mix for the bands.
On August 8, 2018, Phys.org reports: Graphene enters the stratosphere
“To move a spacecraft over long distances in space, huge accelerations and speeds which are only possible with very low mass equipment are needed. Graphene is the ideal material as it is among the lightest, yet strongest, functional materials we have. In addition, the high electronic performance of graphene makes it a prime candidate to handle the lack of oxygen and low temperatures in space,”
On August 9th, 2018, Nanotechnology Now Posted Quantum chains in graphene nanoribbons: Breakthrough in nanoresearch
A material that consists of atoms of a single element, but has completely different properties depend-ing on the atomic arrangement – this may sound strange, but is actually reality with graphene nano-ribbons. The ribbons, which are only a few carbon atoms wide and exactly one atom thick, have very different electronic properties depending on their shape and width: conductor, semiconductor or insulator.
On August 9th, 2018 Luke Dormehl Posted on Digital Trends: Materials scientists have found a way to make graphene twice as tough
“Graphene, a single layer of graphite with the atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like hexagonal pattern, is one of the theoretically toughest materials in the known universe. Not content with that billing, however, materials scientists from Rice University in Houston, Texas, have found a way to make it more than twice as tough — courtesy of embedded carbon nanotubes. In three-dimensional graphene structures, they have demonstrated that it’s possible to strengthen it by up to 10 times.”
“We can grow graphene with nanotubes. We call this rebar graphene, with ‘rebar’ being the metal bars that go through concrete to strengthen it.”