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Originally posted by Thermo Klein
Originally posted by coreytheconspirator
i heard about this stuff apparently we might see bendable smartphones soon. where can i invest in this stuff?
Currently Samsung has the highest number of patents concerning graphene. One of most advanced companies working with graphene is Nanotrons Corporation, a subsidiary of Agiltron Inc, but both are privately held:
"Agiltron is a revenue growth company, presently having over 100 employees, proudly manufacturing industrial leading products in the US. Agiltron is organized into four business subsidiaries: Agiltron-Fiberoptics, RamanSystems, SensorArrays, and Nanotrons."
I haven't found a good place to invest in this yet but have been preparing a white paper of sorts... I may share it here, we'll see.
edit on 11-1-2012 by Thermo Klein because: (no reason given)
Federal authorities descended this morning upon a Woburn technology company that does substantial business in government contracts. Homeland Security and FBI agents raided Agiltron Inc., on Presidential Way to execute a search warrant and interview company officials, authorities said. No one has been charged, but authorities are investigating the company for possible export violations. The purpose of the search is not immigration-related, officials said.
Graphene's future in electronics is all but certain. But to make this carbon supermaterial useful, it needs to be a semiconductor – a material that can switch between insulating and conducting states, which forms the basis for all electronics today.
The use of graphene in telecommunications could dramatically accelerate internet speeds by up to a hundred times, according to new research by scientists at the University of Bath.
A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the cell and disrupt normal function.
In the future, the researchers believe newly designed 3D-printed supercapacitors will be used to create unique electronics that are currently difficult or even impossible to make using other synthetic methods, including fully customized smartphones and paper-based or foldable devices, while at the same time achieving unprecedented levels of performance.
originally posted by: sealing
Could I hop into a Graphene sleeping bag,
and be protected from
Bullets and/or Tornado's ?
And how much would it cost?
The three elements forming the new material all have different sizes; the bonds connecting the atoms are also different. As a result, the sides of the hexagons formed by these atoms are unequal, unlike in graphene. The new material is metallic, but can be made semiconducting easily by attaching other elements on top of the silicon atoms. The presence of silicon also offers the exciting possibility of seamless integration with the current silicon-based technology, allowing the industry to slowly move away from silicon instead of eliminating it completely, all at once.
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Graphene – a single-layer lattice of carbon atoms – is yet to make the jump from laboratory to day-to-day life, but that's not stopped researchers coming up with new ways to exploit its marvellous (sic) properties. Belinda Smith reports on five of the latest.
Dr Awan said:
"An accurate understanding of the electromagnetic properties of graphene over a broad range of frequencies (from direct current to over 10 GHz) has been an important quest for several groups around the world..."
The study, published in the IOP 2D Materials Journal, was funded by the EU Graphene Flagship, EPSRC, ERC and Nokia Technologies, and the results are now being exploited in developing high-speed and efficient low noise amplifiers, mixers, radiation detectors and novel bio-sensors.
The latter is the focus of a three-year £1 million project funded by the EPSRC on developing highly-sensitive graphene bio-sensors for early detection of dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease) compared to current methods.
(added parenthesis for SiC2 clarification)
SiC7 siligraphene has an interesting structure with a graphene-like honeycomb lattice, but unlike graphene, its hexagonal rings are irregular. The scientists expect SiC7 siligraphene to be much better than SiC2 (siligraphene and single-layer black phosphorus) at absorbing sunlight