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

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(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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Where, Oh Where, Is Samsung’s Galaxy Skin?

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Samsung, (KOSPI: 005930) the world’s biggest smartphone maker, is to unveil its latest incarnation of the Galaxy on May 3rd at a launch in London. The press invites, with the tagline, “Come and meet the next Galaxy,” do not confirm the actual name of the phone but speculation abounds that the latest generation of smartphone will be the…

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St Georges Platinum Looks To Focus In On The Graphite Boom

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March 13, 2012 (Source: Marketwire) — St-Georges Platinum and Base Metals Ltd. (CNSX:SX)(OTCQX:SXOOF)(BSE:85G) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Focus Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FMS)(OTCQX:FCSMF)(FRANKFURT:FKC) with regard to the graphite resource viability of two of St-Georges’ Quebec properties.

Under the terms of the three-month agreement, Focus Metals will research and evaluate the potential of St-Georges’ Tétépisca graphite property and assist St-Georges geological staff in evaluating the potential of multiple graphite occurrences found on the southeast extension of the company’s Julie nickel-copper project.

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Grafoid Resolve To Adopt SEEK Principles.

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It may sound like the Canadian graphene research and production company has turned to religion but the latest pronouncement from Dr Gordon Chiu, Vice president and co-founder of Grafoid, is something much more applicable to the modern age of nanoscience than to any mystical teaching.

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