Investing in graphene could be the brightest choice for investors if the latest research from Michigan University is to be believed. A solar energy future, with graphene at its very heart, has just come another step closer with the publication of research which shows a substantial boost to the efficiency of the next generation of solar panels.
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.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been active in the graphene field from the earliest days of its emergence as a material like no other. The first integrated circuit, showcased by the company at the end of 2011, has now been eclipsed by their development of the science of the material’s photonic properties.
(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.