All Entries in the Tag : Graphene

Graphene-based planar micro-supercapacitors for on-chip energy storage

(Nanowerk News) The rapid development of miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as micro-electromechanical systems, microrobots and implantable medical devices, has stimulated intense demand for micro-scale power sources.

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Hemp May Beat Graphene as Ideal Supercapacitor Material

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors.

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Morgan Focuses on Graphene Manufacture Process with University

Morgan Advanced Materials, a global materials engineering company, has signed a new joint development deal with The University of Manchester, a renowned institute specializing in applied and fundamental graphene research.

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Graphene bridges gap between traditional capacitors, batteries

(Nanowerk News) Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA have set the stage for a watershed in mobile energy storage by using a special graphene material to significantly boost the energy density of electrochemical capacitors, putting them on a par with lead acid batteries.

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New class of ultra-thin film materials — the next graphene

Three University of California, Riverside engineers are part of team recently awarded a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to characterize, analyze and synthesize a new class of ultra-thin film materials that could improve the performance of personal electronics, optoelectronic devices and energy conversion systems.

: Dielectrics, Materials |

A small UK company with big graphene dreams

It’s not often that anyone speaks highly of carbon, given the part that element plays in climate change. But a growing number of companies are eagerly promoting carbon in one specific form: It’s called graphene, and it is said to be the strongest, thinnest and most flexible material ever discovered.

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Making graphene from plastic?

Graphene is gaining heated attention, dubbed a “wonder material” with great conductivity, flexibility and durability. However, graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is complicated and mass production not possible.

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