Tech news tagged ‘Graphene’

Touchscreen hybrid electrodes built from silver nanowires and graphene

Research at the University of Surrey suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could have a role to play in touchscreen technology.

It may, says the university, significantly reduce production costs and allow more affordable, flexible displays.

Researchers from both the University of Surrey and AMBER, the materials science centre based at…

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Southampton pursues rival to graphene

A potential challenger to graphene has been discovered by researchers from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, writes Richard Wilson…

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Layered graphene paves way for high-frequency electronic devices

New graphene research could, says the University of Manchester, pave the way for devices with ultra-high frequencies, such as electronic or photovoltaic sensors.

Researchers, led by University of Manchester Nobel laureate Sir Kostya Novoselov, have found that sandwiching layers of graphene with white graphene could produce designer materials capable…

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Medical apps at a stretch for graphene infused rubber bands

Graphene research is not restricted to Manchester and Cambridge in the UK – researchers at the University of Surrey (and Trinity College Dublin) have been investigating its use for sensors.

It seems ordinary rubber bands can be turned into strain sensors by infusing them with graphene flakes. Bands around wrist, chest…

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Graphene coats the racetrack for photonic microchips

Another possible application of graphene – photonic microchips, with the manipulation of photons of light to carry information.

Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Southampton have described how graphene can be wrapped around a silicon wire, or waveguide – the so called ‘racetrack resonators’ – and modify the transmission of light through…

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Surrey setting up graphene research centre

Manchester is getting a rival when it comes to graphene research – the University of Surrey is setting up its own  research centre to focus on graphene.

It will be part of the university’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and will include manufacturing capabilities.

Surrey’s ATI already has photo thermal…

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Manchester hosts graphene congress

The University of Manchester is this week hosting a graphene congress, for companies working on graphene applications of the future. It runs 12th-13th June.

It is the second annual Graphene Supply, Application and Commercialisation Congress, to give it its full name, and will examine how graphene is being commercialised…

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Investigating graphene for lighter batteries in electric vehicles

More from Manchester University on the graphene front. The university has announced a new project, ‘Electrochemical Energy Storage with Graphene-Enabled Materials’ which will be exploring different ways to reduce the size and weight of batteries and extend their lifespan by adding graphene as a component material”.

Before such batteries…

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Black and white graphene changes electronic properties

A team led by Dr Artem Mishchenko and Sir Andre Geim from The University of Manchester have found that the electronic properties of graphene change dramatically if graphene is placed on top of boron nitride, also known as ‘white graphite’.

They have published their findings in Nature Physics.

The university…

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