9 Incredible Uses For Graphene – courtesy of Gizmodo
Gizmodo, the tech blog, has put together this list of 9 incredible uses for Graphene. Most are obvious if you have been following the sector for any length but it is a good summary on the multitude of application you may see Graphene take a foothold in your everyday life. Read the article here
New study gives insight into graphene grain boundaries
From Phys.org Using graphene – either as an alternative to, or most likely as a complementary material with – silicon, offers the promise of much faster future electronics, along with several other advantages over the commonly used semiconductor. However, creating the one-atom thick sheets of carbon known as graphene in a way that could be easily integrated into mass production methods has proven difficult. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-insight-graphene-grain-boundaries.html#jCp
Graphene to the rescue…..
Research done by scientists at Houston's Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University show that flakes of graphene-oxide are amazing at absorbing radioactive waste from water, mostly thanks to their large surface area. It's much better at it than the bentonite clays and activated carbon that's used now, and works well even in the presence of calcium and sodium, which normally complicate matters. Read the article here at Gizmodo.
The Super Super-capacitor Movie !
Great video from Brian Golden Davis Graphene and how it can make Super Capacitors that may power your Cell Phones, Ipad and other electronics of the near future. In this short clip graphene, already a well known substance, was being put through the phases to be produced in large quantities and for a low cost. During this process it was discovered that graphene can hold a charge similar to a battery. A small piece of graphene, when charged for 2 to 3 seconds, lit a small light for upwards of 5 minutes. By developing a supercapacitor made with graphene, one could theoretically charge a consumer electronic device in a fraction of the time it currently takes.
New York Times Catches Graphene Fever
The New York Times has caught the Graphene bug. An article in the Bit’s tech blog on Saturday October 13th extolled the virtues or Graphene and its promise to revolutionize the smart phone and display market.Have a read here
Graphene Oxide Paper and Li Ion Batteries
Here is a well written and informative article from Gizmag on the work being done utilizing the unique qualities of Graphene paper as a potential anode material for Li-Ion batteries. The article highlights the work researchers from New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, they manage to create a new anode material, that allows Li-ion batteries to charge and discharge ten times faster than those using regular graphite anodes. It could make EV supercapacitors unnecessary, and vastly shorten the charging time required by electronic devices. Read the article here [caption id="attachment_208" align="alignnone" width="530"] http://www.gizmag.com/graphene-paper-battery-anodes/23881/[/caption]