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Graphene materials – a standard for the future

Graphene materials – a standard for the future

The Graphene Council’s executive Director, Terrance Barkan, met with SciTech Europa to discuss the wider utilisation of graphene materials across sectors. IDTechEx provides impartial market...
Improving optical microscopy with biomolecules

Improving optical microscopy with biomolecules

Physicists from Dresden and Würzburg, Germany, have developed a novel method for optical microscopy. Using biological motors and single quantum dots, they acquire ultra-high-resolution...
Could graphene make ‘green’ concrete

Could graphene make ‘green’ concrete?

Scientists at the University of Exeter, UK, have created an innovative new ‘green’ concrete using graphene, the stronger and more durable concrete could revolutionise...
Making smarter drugs using nanotechnology

Making smarter drugs using nanotechnology

Scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK, have developed a new method to make smarter drugs using nanotechnology so that they will be more...
Graphene sets new record for light confinement

Graphene sets new record for light confinement

In a recent study published in Science, researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona (ICFO), Spain, along with members of the Graphene...
Developing smart materials and devices for your future

Developing smart materials for your future

Carla Silva, CTO at CeNTI, outlines the centre’s activities, focusing on the aims of the SKHINCAPS project which looks to bring smart materials into...
Spikes of graphene can kill bacteria on implants

Spikes of graphene can kill bacteria on implants

Recently published research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, suggests that a tiny layer of graphene flakes can kill bacteria, stopping infection during procedures...
Joint research into perovskite solar cells

Joint research into perovskite solar cells

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved a priority programme to carry out research into perovskite solar cells – co-ordinated by the Konstanz physicist...
Ultra-fast graphene photonics

Ultra-fast graphene photonics

For the first time at the Mobile World Congress, two graphene photonics devices are on display, giving a glimpse into the future of data...
Can graphene benefit DNA sequencing?

Can graphene benefit DNA sequencing?

Researchers at Leiden University, the Netherlands, have managed to bring two layers of graphene so close together that an electric current spontaneously jumps across,...

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