Out of 150 entries an image of a nano-structure resembling a giraffe has won first prize in the 2012 Science as Art competition of the Materials Research Society. The creator of the picture is Shaahin Amini a Ph.D. student at … Continue reading
The most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity has been invented by a team from the University of Exeter. Called GraphExeter, the material could revolutionise the creation of wearable electronic devices, such as clothing containing computers, phones and MP3 players.
You may not be aware of the fact, but physicists express your waistline in volumes of platinum with iridium. Does that make you feel uncomfortable? They agree! Relating you to the Planck constant h is a much better idea. Unfortunately … Continue reading
Already considered to be the most promising nanomaterial out there, graphene just got even more interesting, as a research team from the University of Colorado Boulder discovered it’s remarkably potent adhesion qualities.
For all its possible applications in electronics, but also as an immensely strong material, graphene has always had one major drawback: it is expensive. With a price of around 175 euros for no more than a two inch square it … Continue reading
We have mentioned new and improved methodes for graphene production in the past, but actually the most widely used method for graphene growth over the past two years has been the so-called ‘chemical vapor deposition method.’ This is, roughly put, … Continue reading
We’ve said it before and we will say it again: graphene is here to stay. This time researchers of the Monash University Department of Materials Engineering seem to have lived up to one of graphene’s long due promises: an extremely … Continue reading
2004 was the birth year of the new material called graphene. Graphene can be created in various methods in the lab, but the scale-up has remained a challenge for scientists. Additionally, graphene remains suspended in solution, which further limits its … Continue reading
Graphene is often hailed as the holy grail of nanomaterials, whether on its own or in combination with materials like molybdenum. Not only is it capable of conducting electrons almost without resistance, it also has remarkable mechanical properties such as … Continue reading
The discovery of the revolutionary material called graphene, made from simple pencil lead and the process of removing the atoms with scotch tape, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. It was not just the fact that this … Continue reading