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Imperial researchers target printable graphene

Health sensors could one day be 3D-printed in graphene according to researchers at Imperial College, London. The team at Imperial has developed a method for printing miniature components from graphene, using a new graphene paste. Graphene is the new light and flexible semiconductor material first identified at the University…

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Will 2015 be the key year for graphene?

Graphene has yet to move out of the research lab, but 2015 could be the year we see the first devices using the “new” semiconductor material. Imec has developed the industry’s first integrated graphene optical electro-absorption modulator (EAM) capable of 10Gbit/s modulation speed with a very low…

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Imec develops graphene optical modulator

Imec has developed the industry’s first integrated graphene optical electro-absorption modulator (EAM) capable of 10Gbit/s modulation speed which combines low insertion loss, low drive voltage, high thermal stability, broadband operation and compact footprint…

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Malaysia firms develop graphene batteries for electric buses

Graphene NanoChem, the Malaysia-based graphene company, has announced a product development agreement with Sync R&D for graphene-enhanced lithium-ion batteries for use in electric buses As part of the Electric Bus 1 Malaysia programme, the Graphene NanoChem and Sync R&D will jointly develop a…

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Nanotech research makes colour displays "squid-like"

Research into colour display technology, which can be finely tuned, could provide clues about developing camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colours and automatically blend into the background, as seen in nature with animals like squids. Scientists at Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) in Houston, Texas set out in…

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Harvard finds material to challenge silicon

A transistor made by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) achieves a reversible change in electrical resistance of eight orders of magnitude using a quantum material – a correlated oxide…

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BASF invests in Welsh flexible display materials firm

BASF Venture Capital has invested €1m in SmartKem, the Wales-based developer of organic semiconductor inks. SmartKem’s inks are used in printed thin film transistors (TFTs), which are used as the driver transistors in flexible OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) displays. The two companies will work together in the…

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