​Super Materials – Graphene and now Borophene

Super-materials like graphene and now borophene hold great potential as the 2D materials undergo further research and commercialisation within the fields of electronics. “The enormous amount of work done on researching and testing graphene is opening up a whole...

Electrical Conductivity of Graphene Gets A Boost

The electrical conductivity of graphene can potentially be boosted by a new material arrangement developed by researchers in Switzerland. “The material graphene already is well known for being versatile for various uses due to its small size, light weight, and...

Graphene coating to reduce battery fire risk

A graphene coating used to “wrap” a lithium battery can stop oxygen from escaping and this could prevent lithium battery fires. Graphene sheets are impermeable to oxygen atoms. Without the oxygen – combustion risk is reduced. “Lithium batteries...

Cheaper supercapacitors challenge

Cheaper supercapacitors that use metal transition oxides may prove a price point challenge to the carbon-graphene mix more typically used. Driving down mass production costs is a challenge for graphene when compared to this new research. Researchers at Universiti...

Silicon-Graphene Devices for Photonics

Silicon-graphene devices for photonics could enable faster communications between devices and users. By combining silicon with graphene the devices will work faster. “If you use a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, then you benefit from research in photonics, the...