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February 1, 2013
Graphene

Graphene is supposedly the world’s thinnest, strongest (stronger than diamonds) and most conductive material (even more so than copper).  It could herald exciting new developments for numerous technologies for example smart phones.  Its potential seems to have no bounds – so much so that the Chancellor, George Osborne, has just allocated £50m to graphene research.

  

To find out more about graphene take a look at some of the e-books on Knovel brought to you from the IET library’s virtual library:  Properties of Amorphous Carbon edited by S. Silva and P. Ravi © 2003; Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology by Bharat Bhushan © 2004; Coaxial Electrical Circuits for Interference-Free Measurements by Awan Shakil, Bryan Kibble and Jürgen Schurr © 2011.

 

Also see articles from EbscoHost databases – also from the virtual library:

A graphene-based broadband optical modulator by: Ming Liu; Xiaobo

Yin; Ulin-Avila, Erick; Baisong Geng; Zentgraf, Thomas; Long Ju;

Applications of nanotechnologies in communications by: Krishnaswamy, Dilip; Helmy, Amr and Wentzloff, David;

Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Applications in Mobile Devices by

Voutilainen, Martti; Seppala, Eira T.; Pasanen, Pirjo; Oksanen,

Markku;

Mobile Computing A New Turn-on for VC Eyes by Amit Sudarshan; and

New flat lighting panels fabricated from graphene by Andrew Turley.

 

For a more ‘newsy’ take find out what the media is saying about this most astonishing material by reading these recent articles:

From Electronics weekly http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/27/12/2012/55265/graphene-research-gets-21.5m.htm

From E & T magazine http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2012/jan/graphene-magnetic.cfm

and http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2012/oct/graphene-roadmap.cfm

From CNET http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57567045-94/nokia-begins-work-on-graphene-worlds-strongest-material/

 

And a different take from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21014297

 

Graphene is a “watch this space” item – if you are doing research on this topic or any other in our field please contact the IET library libdesk@theiet.org.


   

    Posted By: Cathy Firebrace @ 01 February 2013 03:33 PM     General  

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