GraphExeter Sandwich Improves On Electrical Performance Of Graphene Sheets.

University of Exeter researchers Dr Monica Craciun and Dr Saverio Russo.

A new investment in graphene science has been slowly unfolding in a small university department in the South of England. The eponymous, and rather awkwardly titled,  “GraphExeter” is the result of the work of the University of Exeter’s Centre For Graphene Science and is one of those discoveries that somehow manages to add to the graphene family’s list of superlative qualities.

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Single Atom Thick Silicon Marks The Arrival Of A New Nano Challenge To Graphene.

View full-size image Image of the two-dimensional honeycomb structure of silicene as captured by a scanning tunneling microscope. Credit: Patrick Vogt/TU Berlin Rights Information

(ISNS) — Since its discovery in 2004, graphene — sheets of carbon an atom thick — has sparked a flurry of research into the nanomaterial’s potential applications for blazing fast, tiny electronics. Now, several research groups claim to have created analogous thin sheets of silicon called silicene, igniting a controversy over who won the race to synthesize this promising new material.

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Graphene Monoxide Shown To Possess Semi-Conducting Properties.

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Scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have discovered an entirely new carbon-based material that is synthesized from the “wonder kid” of the carbon family, graphene. The discovery, which the researchers are calling “graphene monoxide (GMO),” pushes carbon materials closer to ushering in next-generation electronics.

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