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Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene
Carbon nanofibres can be made from carbon dioxide in the air
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 23 August, 2015
Scientists in the US have found a way to take carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and make carbon nanofibres, a valuable manufacturing material. But can they be made in sufficient volumes to contribute to climate change?
 
Unlocking the potential of Graphene
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 23 August, 2015
CPI has received £14m from Innovate UK to create the UK’s Graphene Applications Innovation Centre to assist companies to develop, prove and commercialise products using graphene technologies. The centre offers access to a world-leading capability in the development of graphene, printable and formulation based products and provides a joined up approach in materials development, technology scale up and applications integration to brings together the whole innovation value chain for new and innovative graphene based technologies.
 
Graphene film for efficient cooling of electronics
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 23 July, 2015
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Moreover, the graphene film is attachable to electronic components made of silicon, which favours the film’s performance compared to typical graphene characteristics shown in previous, similar experiments.
 
Setting the standard for graphene
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 22 July, 2015
The University of Manchester and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have joined forces by holding the Graphene UK Standardisation Workshop at the National Graphene Institute (NGI). Key figures from the graphene supply chain worked together to provide input into a White Paper and discuss next steps for setting up a graphene centre of excellence focussed on characterisation, metrology and standardisation. This will be based primarily at the NGI and NPL, but utilising key capability from other institutes and industries.
 
2D nitrogenated crystals new potential rival for graphene
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 11 March, 2015
Researchers in South Korea have, for the first time, developed a simple technique to produce a two-dimensional nitrogen-containing crystal that has the capacity to be a potential rival to graphene and silicon as semi-conductor materials.
 
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 28 November, 2014
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabled components for industrial applications in areas such as energy and transport to be developed.
 
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 24 October, 2014
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
 
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 16 September, 2014
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
 
Joint development for commercialising graphene development
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 10 August, 2014
Morgan Advanced Materials has announced a new joint development agreement with The University of Manchester, aimed at scaling up a new process for manufacturing graphene – a one-atom thick carbon allotrope first isolated at the university ten years ago and for which two Nobel Prizes were awarded.
 
Graphene Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2014-2024
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 29 May, 2014
New research by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Head of Consulting, IDTechEx shows that graphene markets will grow from around $20 million in 2014 to more than $390 million in 2024, at the material level. The market will be split across many application sectors; each attracting a different type of graphene manufactured using different means. The market today remains dominated by research interest but the composition will change as other sectors such as energy storage and composites grow. The value chain will also transform as companies will move up the chain to offer intermediary products, capturing more value and cutting the time to market and uncertainty for end-users.
 
Shear mixing in common domestic blender mass manufactures graphene
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 14 May, 2014
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin claim to have cracked problem of producing graphene in large amounts using nothing more complex than a domestic blender.
 
Graphene Review: A Future for Electronics Applications
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 22 April, 2014
Graphene has recently attracted great interest among the researcher in the field of material science and nanotechnology. Some of the unique properties of graphene with new device concepts and nanotechnology can overcome some of the main limitations of traditional radio frequency electronics in terms of maximum frequency, linearity, and power dissipation. A paper published on academia.edu highlights the recent research done on graphene and attempts to discuss the possible use of graphene in future electronics applications.
 
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 15 April, 2014
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia. The Graphene Supermarket is a leading source of graphene and nano carbon products worldwide.
 
Assessing the real opportunity for graphene in a fragmented market
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 16 March, 2014
Graphene has enormous commercial potential. Its growth however is being hampered by two factors. First is the fact that there is market confusion and uncertainty across the different types of graphene and different manufacturing processes. The second is that, in many cases, graphene is attempting to do what already commercially exists, only a little bit better and/or a little bit cheaper (if the volumes are achieved).
 
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 23 February, 2014
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
 
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 27 January, 2014
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
 
Event discusses industrial measurement and characterisation of nanocarbon and 2D materials
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 08 December, 2013
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network announces the programme for its Industrial Measurement and Characterisation of Nanocarbon and 2D Materials event, supported by Newcastle University’s NEXUS XPS Facility. The event takes place on 10 December 2013 at the Hancock Museum in Newcastle.
 
UK National Graphene Institute set to open in Manchester
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 04 October, 2013
Science Minister David Willetts has visited the site of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester, which will be the UK's national centre for research into the material. Work has begun on the £61m facility, which will provide a centre for industry and university academics to work side-by-side on emerging graphene applications.
 
Slimmer batteries rely on graphene-based heat sink
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 12 June, 2013
Graphene, the material whose glittering array of electrical and thermal properties have attracted much brecent interest, could soon be helping Apple's iPhones and iPads pack more power. The company has filed a US patent application (2013/0136966) on a graphene-based heat sink for the lithium batteries and circuit boards in its tablets and smartphones.
 
Graphene: many different types are confusing the market
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 03 June, 2013
Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx looks at the hard question that still remain about what comes next and how to grow revenues from graphene.
 
EU promises 2 billion Euro for graphene and neuroscience ICT projects
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 01 February, 2013
A centre for research on graphene, a material which has the potential to revolutionise numerous industries, ranging from healthcare to electronics, is to be created at the University of Cambridge. The University has been a hub for graphene engineering from the very start and now aims to make this "wonder material’ work in real-life applications.
 
Gallium bombs on graphene may replace silicon semiconductors
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 01 October, 2012
Norwegian researchers have developed a method for producing semiconductors from graphene.
 
Research laboratory for graphene in electronics and energy uses
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 27 September, 2012
BASF and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) have opened their joint research and development platform, the Carbon Materials Innovation Center (CMIC), today at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site.
 
Invisible graphene barrier wards off copper corrosion
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 27 September, 2012
An invisible coating has been shown to make copper nearly 100 times more resistant to corrosion, creating tremendous potential for metal protection, even in harsh environments.
 
Cold Detonation physics - a process for the explosive conversion of CO2 into nanodiamond
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 25 April, 2011
Fine diamond material is used industry wide for applications ranging from coating tools and drill-bits to polishing and delivering chemotherapy drugs into the body. Diamond from CO2 may prove to be the least expensive way to make synthetic diamond dust and certainly the most environmentally friendly.
 
Revamped web site covers specialist high temperature ceramics
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 13 April, 2011
IPS Ceramics has launched a completely revamped website
 
Diamonds sent in space for corrosion check
Carbon Materials: Diamond, Graphite and Graphene : 15 January, 2010
Two diamonds grown at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, have been sent into space by the Atlantis space shuttle, and will remain in space for one year to be checked for suitability in future applications in satellites. Future use of diamonds in space could be for clear optical coatings that conduct heat, detect radiation, and other uses, including to develop a diamond coating for space environment applications.
 
 
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