Scientists discover graphene heals itself

Scientists have discovered that the material graphene has the power to heal itself, opening up new possibilities for a number of future applications.The material is made up of carbon sheets that are just a single atom in thickness, making them incredibly thin and very easy to damage. Yet their fragility also introduces a major […]

Graphene Discovery Could Lower Costs and Improve Computer Chips

Recently published in Nature Photonics, researchers at MIT, Columbia University and IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center note a promising new application of graphene, where it can be used in photo detectors that would convert optical signals to electrical signals in integrated optoelectronic computer chips.

Sep 16, 2013- Source: http://www.designntrend.com/articles/7937/20130916/graphene-discovery-lower-costs-improve-computer-chips.htm

Research Shows Graphene Can Enhance Power Of Light

Scientists have discovered that graphene—the material that promises to revolutionize the global economy in the years to come, the way plastic did over the last century—can multiply the power of light by converting a single proton that it absorbs into multiple electrons that could drive electric currents.

28 February 2013- Source: http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/industry_news/2013/research_shows_graphene_can_enhance_power_of_light/

Manchester researchers in new graphene discovery

Researchers from the University of Manchester have used graphene to investigate how light interacts with nano-antennas; a discovery which they believe could lead to more efficient solar cells and photo detectors.

18 October 2013- Source: http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/manchester-researchers-in-new-graphene-discovery/57068/

Graphene battery demonstrated to power an LED

Scientists in Hong Kong have reported, in ArXiv, their experiments to make a graphene battery that they say generates an electrical current by drawing on the ambient thermal energy in the solution in which it is immersed.

Mar 16, 2012- Source: http://phys.org/news/2012-03-graphene-battery-power.html

Graphene creates electricity when struck by light

Graphene could be used as a highly-sensitive photodetector that works across a huge swath of the spectrum, including infrared which many sensors struggle with. The same tech could be applied to night-vision goggles for military useThe discovery was made by a team of researchers from MIT in the US and the National Institute for […]