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Carbon news, March 2016

Taiwanese researchers suggest that graphene’s high thermal conductivity could further improve the lifetime of LEDs.

Repeatedly crumpling and wrinkling a sheet of graphene can make it water-repellent and enhance its electrochemical properties.

European Commission EUR 3 million challenge for materials solutions to reduce concentration of particulates in urban areas

Novel devices that produce electricity from pulses of heat traveling along carbon nanotubes can generate as much power as today's batteries.

The performance of metal hydride fuel cells can be improved using magnesium oxide nanocrystals coated with graphene oxide.

Wrapping graphene in a specially prepared polymer produces an effective support for gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells.

Graphene can transmit high frequency electrical signals without energy loss, outperforming any other known material, including superconductors.

Using a 3D printer, scientists have fabricated complex 3D structures made from graphene oxide and ice.

Scientists have shown that the fungus Neurospora crassa can transform manganese into a composite for use in lithium-ion batteries.

Adding a tiny quantity of carbon nanotubes to metals such as aluminum can dramatically reduce the embrittlement caused by radiation.

Scientists have shown that carbon nanotubes produced from atmospheric carbon dioxide can form the basis for battery electrodes.

Scientists have discovered a new one atom-thick material made from silicon, boron and nitrogen that is stable and semiconducting.

Electronic vortices forming on the surface of graphene lead to negative resistance

Scientists have found a way to fabricate a novel 2D heterojunction by bringing together graphene and gallium selenide.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2016.

The structure of a pine branch provided researchers with inspiration for next-gen fuel cell electrodes.

Using a technique known as nanotexturing, graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight developed to date.

Carbon-based scaffold with hierarchical architecture could help muscle tissue regenerate after injury or disease.

A material made of carbon nanotubes and copper oxide nanocrystals can use sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into green fuels.

For the first time, scientists have observed electrons in graphene behaving like a fluid.

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