Graphene Production Improvements Continue To Lower Cost


The problem with commercializing graphene that is synthesized onto metals over a wide area is that it can not be separated from the metal. However, a groundbreaking separation technology which is both cheap and environmentally friendly has been developed.

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Graphene Lowers Cost And Improves Efficiency Of Heat Conductors.


A North Carolina State University researcher has developed a more efficient, less expensive way of cooling electronic devices – particularly devices that generate a lot of heat, such as lasers and power devices.

The technique uses a “heat spreader” made of a copper-graphene composite, which is attached to the electronic device using an indium-graphene interface film.

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Mass Production Of Graphene Is The Key For Investors.

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov talk about scalable production and the future viability of graphene products.


Graphene Dressing Accelerates The Healing Of Wounds.


Despite the recent research on bacterial production techniques it has long been known that graphene possesses anti-bacterial qualities. As far back as July 2010 a study conducted by Chunhai Fan, a professor in the Laboratory of Physical Biology at the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, showed that as well as being anti-bacterial graphene derivatives had the added benefit of being bio-compatible with human cells.

Now, twenty two months later, a team of scientists headed by Bingan Lu of Lanzhou University have shown that graphene combines with chitosan, a blood clotting agent, to produce a wound dressing that significantly reduces the time it takes for a wound to completely heal.

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Thomas Swan Invests £625K Nest Egg In Graphene Research


The UK’s leading manufacturer of high purity single-wall carbon nanotubes, Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd, has announced a 4 year, £625K collaboration with the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at Trinity College Dublin to develop a scalable manufacturing process for high purity graphene.

The 4 year collaboration with CRANN, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded nanoscience institute based at Trinity College Dublin, will focus on the industrial scale-up of consistent, high purity graphene production.

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