Adding graphene to concrete increases its strength by 30% compared with the standard concrete [Full subscriber]
A joint venture between graphene specialists at The University of Manchester and alumni-led construction firm Nationwide Engineering has developed a product that could revolutionise the concrete industry and its impact on the environment.
Stronger, durable and environment-friendly concrete engineered with graphene [Registered]
There is a constant drive for the development of ultrahigh-performance multifunctional construction materials by the modern engineering technologies. These materials have to exhibit enhanced durability and mechanical performance and have […]
Transformative potential of “holey” graphene for battery systems [Registered]
A new breakthrough in battery technology using nanotechnology and graphene from a team of researchers affiliated with institutions in the U.S., China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia could power the next generation of drones, and even create a new branch of engineering.
Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinkable water [Registered]
The invention of a graphene-oxide membrane developed by a team of researchers from the University of Manchester that sieves salt right out of seawater could give millions of people access to clean water.
Graphene-based photodetector capable of ultrafast light to electricity conversion [Registered]
The efficient conversion of light into electricity plays a crucial role in many technologies, ranging from cameras to solar cells. It also forms an essential step in data communication applications, since it allows for information carried by light to be converted into electrical information that can be processed in electrical circuits. Graphene is an excellent material for ultrafast conversion of light to electrical signals, but so far it was not known how fast graphene responds to ultrashort flashes of light.