It's not just latex now but condoms made of graphene will be the next generation condoms with greater thinness and higher safety. The Microsoft tycoon and philanthropist Bill Gates, is offering funds of $100,000 the UK scientists to develop the next generation safer condoms-'graphene condoms'.
One of the methods used for examining the molecules in a liquid consists in passing the fluid through a nano-sized hole so as to detect their passage. Researchers have now found a way to improve this technique by using a material with unique properties: graphene.
Graphene for energy use is emerging as an exciting topic of research, with breakthrough discoveries hitting the headlines every week.
Graphene is considered the jack-of-all-trades of materials science: The two-dimensional honeycomb-shaped lattice made up of carbon atoms is stronger than steel and exhibits extremely high charge carrier mobilities. It is also transparent, lightweight and flexible. No wonder that there are plenty of ...
Graphene, with its enormous stiffness and low density, is an excellent material for nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) applications. Such applications include various types of physical, biological, and chemical sensors, all expected to have superb sensitivities, exceeding those of competing technol...
Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate material for transparent contact layers for use in solar cells to conduct electricity without reducing the amount of incoming light - at least in theory.
Engineers and scientists are now studying how water interacts with surfaces and chemicals, and how we can engineer those interactions for the benefit of human health and world energy. Naturally, with its strong hydrophobic nature, graphene has found its own uses in water engineering.
Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have succeeded in combining graphene light detectors with semiconductor chips, a crucially important step to develop highly advanced and miniaturized optoelectronics.
Graphene, the lightest and thinnest compound known to man at one atom thick, has many amazing and unique properties that make it a very interesting candidate for many futuristic applications. However, its use is presently limited due to a bottleneck in its synthesis and mass production, which are st...
Already back in February, reports showed up of a new class of graphene transistors. How was it done? By bombarding a part of a graphene sheet with helium ions, that part of the sheet is strongly modified by introducing defects.
Graphene can reinforce ceramics, simultaneously making them conductive – at least that's what Graphenea's most recent scientific work demonstrates.