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New graphene based electrode to boost solar power

The "groundbreaking" prototype created by researchers from RMIT University in Australia could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution.

Apr 02, 2017, 16:20 PM IST

Graphene may help generate power from rain

Solar cells could generate electricity even during rains by making use of the 'wonder material' graphene, scientists say.

Apr 10, 2016, 16:54 PM IST

Scientists detect mysterious new state of matter

The state, known as a quantum spin liquid, was found in a two-dimensional material with a structure similar to graphene. 

Apr 08, 2016, 17:46 PM IST

'Smart wallpaper' that absorbs light, heat to power homes

Just one atom thick, graphene is very strong but traditionally inefficient at light absorption.

Feb 28, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

Graphene can efficiently filter nuclear waste

The 'wonder material' graphene can be used to clean up nuclear waste by filtering different isotopes of hydrogen, a new study has found.

Jan 06, 2016, 14:04 PM IST

Scientists claim to have found new template for bone regrowth

Graphene based polymer nanocomposites are processed differently while making 2-D substrates and 3-D scaffolds.  

Nov 29, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Graphene improves microphone sensitivity by 30 times

Scientists have developed a graphene-based microphone which is nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction.

Nov 27, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

Graphene could revolutionise night-vision technology

The concept of humans - or aliens - having the power to see in the infrared to help fight enemies in the dark has been around for decades.

Nov 05, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

Chinese scientists discover 'super-material'

 Chinese scientists have discovered a "super material" that is as light as a balloon yet strong as metal, the media reported on Sunday.

Sep 27, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Inexpensive graphene made from tea tree extract

A cheap and quick way to manufacture the 'wonder material' graphene using tea tree extract has been developed by scientists, including one of Indian-origin.

Aug 24, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

Scientists develop faster method to produce graphene

 Researchers have found a faster, scalable method to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applications.

Jul 25, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

Cooler computers, smartphones using graphene

Almost half of the total energy used in running a computer goes in cooling it down. That is going to change now.

Jul 11, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

Cooler computers, smartphones using graphene

 Almost half of the total energy used in running a computer goes in cooling it down. That is going to change now.

Jul 11, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

World's thinnest light bulb is here

 Imagine how thin a light 'bulb' could be? Well, it could be just one atom thick!

Jun 16, 2015, 18:00 PM IST

Graphene may be used to build fuel-free spacecraft

The wonder material graphene may be used to build fuel-free spacecraft that runs on just sunlight, researchers say.

May 31, 2015, 20:30 PM IST

Graphene allows for glasses-free 3D holograms

Researchers have used a graphene-based material to create a pop-up 3D floating display which does not require special glasses.

Apr 26, 2015, 19:34 PM IST

Scientists find novel way to produce better graphene

 A team from the California Institute of Technology has invented a new method to produce "wonder material" graphene at the room temperature that can help pave the way for better graphene-based solar cells and light-emitting diodes, large-panel displays and flexible electronics.

Mar 19, 2015, 12:32 PM IST

Black phosphorus is new 'wonder material'

Black phosphorus can be used to transfer data at high speed on nanoscale optical circuits, a new research has found.

Mar 03, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

Chinese firms launch world's first graphene phones

Two Chinese firms have beaten global competition to launch phones with touch screens, batteries and thermal conduction incorporating graphene, a recently isolated material with outstanding electrical, chemical and mechanical properties.

Mar 02, 2015, 22:06 PM IST

Scientists turn graphene into effective anti-cancer drug

A team including an Indian-origin researcher Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester has used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells.

Feb 26, 2015, 12:40 PM IST