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Platinum-Graphene Atomically-thin Fuel Cell Catalysts Show Superior Stability Over Bulk Platinum


Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic…
Graphene. Image credit: Max Pixel, CC0 Public Domain
Atomically thin minerals show promise as proton conducting membranes for green technologies

September 3, 2019

Researchers at The University of Manchester discovered that atomically- thin micas – the name given to a type of common…
Graphene shield shows promise in blocking mosquito bites

August 29, 2019

An innovative graphene-based film helps shield people from disease-carrying mosquitos, according to a new study funded by the…
Next generation synthetic covalent 2D materials unveiled

August 26, 2019

A team of researchers at the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester have developed a new method to synthesize 2D…
Finding the Magic in the Magic Angle

August 14, 2019

Just over a year after researchers at MIT stunned the physics world with the discovery of the “magic…
Samsung Rumoured to Roll out a Smartphone with a Graphene Battery in the Near Future

August 13, 2019

Back in 2016, Samsung went through a well-publicised fiasco after the release of the Galaxy Note 7 which…
Rice scientists have made it much simpler to add carbon chains to hexagonal-boron nitride, a 2D material much stiffer than steel and an excellent conductor of heat. Click on the image for a larger version. Illustration by Angel Martí Group
You’re not so tough, h-BN

August 13, 2019

Hexagonal-boron nitride is tough, but Rice University scientists are making it easier to get along with. Two-dimensional h-BN, an…
Physicists Make Graphene Discovery that Could Help Develop Superconductors

August 2, 2019

When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. These “moiré patterns” have…
Experiments explore the mysteries of ‘magic’ angle superconductors

August 2, 2019

In spring 2018, the surprising discovery of superconductivity in a new material set the scientific community abuzz. Built…
Stanford physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism

July 29, 2019

Sometimes the best discoveries happen when scientists least expect it. While trying to replicate another team’s finding, Stanford…
New quantum phenomena helps to understand fundamental limits of graphene electronics

July 29, 2019

A team of researchers from the Universities of Manchester, Nottingham and Loughborough have discovered quantum phenomena that helps…
A Graphene Superconductor That Plays More Than One Tune

July 18, 2019

What’s thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits? A multitasking graphene device developed…
Anne Meyer, professor of biology, and her colleagues have developed a novel approach to producing graphene in the lab. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)
Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

July 11, 2019

In order to create new and more efficient computers, medical devices, and other advanced technologies, researchers are turning…
Research reveals exotic quantum states in double-layer graphene

June 30, 2019

Researchers from Brown and Columbia Universities have demonstrated previously unknown states of matter that arise in double-layer stacks…
Researchers create graphene and graphite nanocorrals

June 27, 2019

Lancaster chemistry researchers are part of an international team of scientists that have discovered how to create tiny nanocorral structures…
Scientists found a way to make graphene 200 times cheaper and greener

June 24, 2019

Graphene is the thinnest and strongest material that we know. It is also great heat and electricity conductor.…
Physics at the Edge of Topological Insulators

June 13, 2019

In 2005, condensed matter physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele considered the fate of graphene at low temperatures.…
Flexible generators turn movement into energy

June 3, 2019

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice…
Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

May 22, 2019

The ultimate degree of control for engineering would be the ability to create and manipulate materials at the…
Coal could yield treatment for traumatic injuries

April 29, 2019

Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer…
Hydrogen Sticks to Graphene More Than Expected and Now We Know Why

April 26, 2019

For all its complexity, chemistry amounts to just two things: making and breaking bonds between atoms. Understanding how…
New hybrid energy method could fuel the future of rockets, spacecraft for exploration

April 9, 2019

Nontraditional route shown to increase performance, burn rate. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Graphene, a new material with applications…
Smoothing out the wrinkles in graphene

March 7, 2019

To protect graphene from performance-impairing wrinkles and contaminants that mar its surface during device fabrication, MIT researchers have…
Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics

February 22, 2019

A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based…
GraphON coated catalytic static mixer. Credit: CSIRO
GraphON: Conductive coatings & materials

February 20, 2019

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has created a breakthrough new form of graphitic material that’s conductive, easy to…
Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help

February 18, 2019

Laser-induced graphene (LIG), a flaky foam of the atom-thick carbon, has many interesting properties on its own but gains new…
Nano-infused ceramic could report on its own health

February 11, 2019

A ceramic that becomes more electrically conductive under elastic strain and less conductive under plastic strain could lead to a new generation…
Graphene biosensor could provide early lung cancer diagnosis, research shows

February 5, 2019

The wonder-material graphene could hold the key to unlocking the next generation of advanced, early stage lung cancer…
‘Magnetic graphene’ switches between insulator and conductor

February 5, 2019

Researchers have found that certain ultra-thin magnetic materials can switch from insulator to conductor under high pressure, a…
Graphene crinkles can be used as ‘molecular zippers’

February 5, 2019

A decade ago, scientists noticed something very strange happening when buckyballs — soccer ball shaped carbon molecules —…
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