Recent research and industry news on graphene supercapacitors

Supercapacitors are gaining in popularity, as these devices can store and release energy very quickly, and are useful in many applications -including energy generation, grid power support, automotive, consumer devices and more.Graphene has the potential to increase the performance...

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Gene Dresselhaus, influential research scientist in solid-state physics, dies at 91

Gene Dresselhaus, a longtime research physicist at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and later the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory at MIT (now part of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center), died peacefully at his home in California on Sept. 29....

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Researchers demonstrate Doppler effect and sonic boom in graphene devices

A team of researchers from universities in Loughborough, Nottingham, Manchester, Lancaster and Kansas (US) has revealed that sonic boom and Doppler-shifted sound waves can be created in a graphene transistor.When a police car speeds past you with its siren...

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Grafren launches G-HEATEX, a graphene-coated active heating fabric

Sweden-based graphene fabric developer Grafren launched a new graphene-coated textile, branded G-HEATEX. The company says that this is the world's first active heating fabric.According to Grafren, G-HEATEX fabrics supply powerful and uniform heat, while being soft, flexible, breathable and...

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Physicists discover novel quantum effect in bilayer graphene

Theorists have observed a rare phenomenon called the quantum anomalous Hall effect in a very simple material. Previous experiments have detected it only in complex or delicate materials.

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Researchers examine twisted bilayer graphene’s intriguing interactions with light

In 'magic angle' graphene, especially near the angle of 1 degree, the electrons slow down dramatically, favoring interactions between the electrons. Such interactions give rise to a new type of superconductivity and insulating phases in twisted bilayer graphene. Along...

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Quantifying spin for future spintronics

An international collaboration quantifies spin in a 2D quantum spin Hall insulator (QSHI), a promising option for future low-energy nano-electronic and spintronic devices. The team used anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) to reveal the relationship between the electrons' spin and momentum...

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NeoGraf Solutions inaugurates its 750-ton graphene production facility

US-based NeoGraf Solutions, a leading graphite developer and producer, announced that it has started to produce graphene (GNP) materials, branded as Graf-X. The company mainly targets thermoset and thermoset and thermoplastic applications.NeoGraf says that it has an annual capacity...

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Scientists detect quantum anomalous Hall effect in bi-layer graphene

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas, along with colleagues in Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, have observed a rare phenomenon called the quantum anomalous Hall effect in bi-layer graphene. Previous experiments have detected it only in complex or delicate materials.The...

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Graphene-enhanced lead-acid batteries launched in China

Three companies in China recently launched graphene-enhanced lead-acid batteries, and they claim the graphene materials boost the performance of the batteries. While it is hard to verify the exact content and composition of these batteries, it seems as if...

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