Samsung's new process to synthesize graphene---a form of carbon more durable than steel and flexible for use in displays and wearables---could apply broadly to its product lineup over time.
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So-called 'wonder material' graphene may be many things, but a replacement for silicon? Not so much, says the head of the graphene flagship that won €1bn in funding last month.
Carbon nanotubes may take over from silicon as processors get smaller and more energy-efficient, and IBM has just announced a fresh breakthrough in making the technology viable.
Researchers' creation of a silicon-based field-effect transistor that mimics the electrical properties of graphene shows the battle for the future of electronics is still on.
Silicene could revolutionise electronics and even be more exciting than graphene - although reseachers will have to figure out exactly what it is, first.
Lab tests have confirmed theoretical predictions about the shear and strain that single sheets of graphene can withstand, bringing industrial and commercial applications of the material a step closer.The two-dimensional, hexagonal lattice of carbon has piqued the interest of display and solar cell manufacturers because of its transparency and high conductivity.
Graphene might be stealing all the headlines, but other forms of carbon are still making waves in the emerging field of spintronics.So says researcher Michel de Jong, based at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
Researchers at Manchester University – spiritual home of graphene – have now discovered how to magnetise the wonder-material. Yes, you read that right: they have magnetised carbon.
A Swedish team of researchers has linked two chips using carbon nanotubes, which they say promise to be more reliable than copper interconnects for commercial production of 3D chip stacks
IBM has revealed three new developments that aim to power tomorrow's digital technology. Based on nanotubes, nanowires and graphene, their common factor is compatibility with today's production techniques
Swiss researchers have made a prototype microchip using a substance called molybdenite, which could prove to be a rival to both silicon and graphene
Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £5bn National Infrastructure Plan, including funding to create up to 10'super-connected cities'
Not content with taking on the might of silicon, now graphene in all its two-dimensional glory is giving the evil eye to copper. According to an announcement from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graphene is a promising candidate to replace copper as the size of circuitry on chips shrinks ever smaller.
Researchers have found a way to make lithium ion batteries hold a charge ten times greater than they do at present, and charge ten times faster. To do this they have had to overcome some limitations of wonder-material graphene.
In the latest round of graphene discoveries, researchers are finding that graphene can respond to light and be built to replace the silicon chip.
Graphene has revealed yet more interesting characteristics, as researchers in the US investigate the way the two-dimensional form of carbon reacts to light. Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that it differs a little from a typical semi-conductor.
Chancellor George Osborne has promised £50 million for research into graphene, the carbon-based material tipped as a breakthrough in material science, nanotechnology and electronics.Graphene was discovered in 2004 by Dr (now Professor) Kostya Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim from the University of Manchester in work that won them the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics.
Rice University scientists demonstrate how graphene -- a "miracle material" -- can be made from just about any carbon source, including insects, waste, and Girl Scout cookies.
Researchers have known for some time that the quality of graphene produced by vapour deposition depends on a number of factors: the carbon source and the substrate material being major players.However, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s National Laboratory in Oak Ridge have found that hydrogen plays a much more active role in the formation of the material than previously thought.
We talk a lot about graphene, on this blog. The wonderful two dimensional lattice of carbon with its hexagonal, chickenwire structure.