A newly developed graphene water filter could prove key to managing the global water crisis, a study has suggested. The graphene-based filter, developed by Monash University and the University of Kentucky, enables water and other liquids to be filtered nine times faster than the current leading commercial filter. Lack of access to safe, clean water [...]

Tuned Graphene Production: A Cost-effective Solution

A new method to make ‘defective’ graphene could provide the key to the the single-atomic layer material finding its place in the materials world. A team of researchers has now developed a simple electrochemical approach which allows defects to intentionally be created in the graphene, altering its electrical and mechanical properties and making the material [...]

A new strategy for forming 3D shapes from flat, 2D sheets of graphene, has been developed by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The approach opens the door to future integrated systems of graphene-MEMS hybrid devices and flexible electronics. SungWoo Nam, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering at Illinois, explained: “To the [...]

Graphene Electrode Powers Artificial Muscles

An electrode made of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon has been developed by researchers in South Korea to help make more robust artificial muscles. Ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs) are also known as artificial muscles. They are electro-active polymer actuators, changing in size or shape when stimulated by an electric field. IPMCs have been deeply [...]

Graphene Ink Used To Print Radio Frequency Antenna

A radio frequency antenna printed with graphene ink has been fabricated by researchers from the University of Manchester, along with BGT Materials Limited. The antenna demonstrated abilities which would make it practical for use in radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags and wireless sensors, the researchers said. Furthermore, the antenna is flexible, environmentally friendly and could be [...]