Startup Graphene and Nano Tech Company – Xefro Graphene Based Heat

U.K. startup graphene company Xefro has developed a graphene-based heating system that could potentially cut down on your energy costs by almost 70%, according to IEEE Spectrum. Xefro claims that the gRAD product is the only graphene based heating element in the industry. The benefits of this gRAD heating element are its ability to switch on and off faster than conventional elements, along with is targeted infrared heating, which limits dangerous heat and wasted energy.

The gRAD graphene heating element appears to be a wall mounted sheet of carbon fiber with a graphene printed infrared element and vertical tube array. Finishes come in carbon fiber or gloss. The graphene heating element projects directed infrared heat into the room.

Xefro Graphene Company Snapshot

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Graphene found to be “invisible to water.”

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The properties of graphene seem to amaze every day, but the latest finding of the researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University may be the most surprising of recent months. The team, led by Professor Nikhil Koratkar and charged with determining the wetting transparency of the nanomaterial, have discovered that graphene is practically invisible to water; a unique characteristic of the substance that means water acts exactly as if it wasn’t there.

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Graphene Oxide’s effectiveness as a nanomedicine.

Medicine is one of the highest achievements of the human species and graphene is about to play its part in the most recent and exciting developments in the discipline; that is in the emerging domain of nanomedicine.  Concerns for health and well-being have inspired some of the boldest innovations in history and nanomedicine continues in the great tradition of these pioneering advances. Born of interdisciplinary work in the fields of bioengineering, physics, chemistry and medicine, nanomedicine is increasingly looking to the material properties of graphene to assist in some of its most interesting projects.

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Graphene research into Infrared Imaging by the US Military

The Electronic Materials Research Institute at Northeastern University signed a  three year contract with the US military, securing them a partner in the design of low cost infrared imaging devices.

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Graphene brain implants.

A team of researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Jülich Research Center published results in the journal Advanced Materials that demonstrated work on a graphene-based transistor array that is capable of recording the electrical signals of the living biological cells on which it is placed. According to a statement, so-called bioelectronic applications have been proposed that would place sensors and, in some cases, actuators inside a person’s brain, eye, or ear to help compensate for neural damage.

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