Twisted physics: Magic angle graphene

Twisted physics is what happens when two layers graphene are tilted at the magic angle. “Last year, scientists demonstrated that twisted bilayer graphene—a material made of two atom-thin sheets of carbon with a slight twist—can exhibit alternating...

Power Bank claims it can Recharge in just 19 Minutes

A power bank of 10,000mAh that can recharge in just 19 mins by using a lithium graphene battery sounds incredible if it really works as claimed. The Indiegogo campaign for the Apolllo Max has raised just over $30k US and still has 23 days to go. One to watch?...

Switching Spin Currents on and off in Graphene

How to find a way of switching spin currents on and off in graphene is the task of this research at University of Groningen. Graphene is an excellent conductor of electron spins but it is difficult to manipulate spin currents in the material. “In order to make...

Colloids Group Funds Nanocomposite Project

Colloids Group is funding a joint collaborative Ph.D. research project with the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at The University of Manchester. “The centre specialises in the rapid development and scale up of graphene and other 2D materials...

Graphene Battery Futures

Developing a graphene battery looks to be one of the ideal uses of this high conductivity material. However commercialisation has been slower than expected. “Graphene was the world’s first two-dimensional material. Stronger than steel, more conductive than...

Borophene and Graphene into 2-D Heterostructures

Research which integrates borophene and graphene, is an important step toward creating integrated circuits from these nano-materials for electronics use. Nanomaterials could provide the basis of many emerging technologies, including extremely tiny, flexible, and...