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Super-strong graphene has achilles` heel

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:04

Graphene, often touted as a miracle material, is also as brittle as ordinary ceramic and susceptible to crack, a new study has found.

New graphene-type material created

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 15:01

Scientists have created a new material, related to graphene, which has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.

Soon, your clothes could help you charge your cell phone

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:59

Researchers have taken a large step toward making a fiber-like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors, communications equipment or other small electronics.

New 2-D material better than graphene?

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 17:15

Scientists have found a two-dimensional, self-assembling material whose properties are very similar to graphene, but with some distinct advantages, and it may be used to produce solar cells or transistors.

`Miracle` Graphene material may not be that good

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:40

At a time when the global electronics industry is going gaga over graphene and other carbon-based nanomaterials, two studies have found the `miracle` graphene may not be that good.

Now, make graphene using kitchen blender

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:24

A new study has revealed that graphene can be made using kitchen blender, which will help in the cheap mass production of the miracle material.

Thinnest ever porous membrane 100,000 times thinner than human hair developed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 13:35

Researchers have managed to produce a stable porous membrane that is 100,000 times thinner than the diameter of a human hair.

Human saliva to run tiny power generators!

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 21:13

Soon, you can check your sugar levels or ovulation changes with bacteria-generated fuel technology powered by your spit!

Soon, contact lenses with night vision

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 21:32

Contact lenses with night vision could soon be available for all - thanks to a new development by researchers in the US using graphene lenses to sense "the full infrared spectrum" plus visible and ultraviolet light.

Artificial graphene could revolutionize electronics

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 09:56

Researchers have created a new breed of ultra thin super-material, "artificial graphene", which should lead to faster, smaller and lighter electronic and optical devices of all kinds, including higher performance photovoltaic cells, lasers or LED lighting.

Indian-origin researcher brings new twist to sodium ion battery technology

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 15:41

An Indian-origin researcher and his team demonstrated that a composite paper - made of interleaved molybdenum disulfide and graphene nanosheets - can be both an active material to efficiently store sodium atoms and a flexible current collector.

Discovery of 3D version of graphene could revolutionize electronics

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:28

Researchers have discovered a natural 3D counterpart to graphene- the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon.