Graphene goes to space

Partners in the European Commission’s Graphene Flagship, including the University of Cambridge, launched a rocket this week to test graphene – a two-dimensional form of carbon – for potential applications in space.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 25, 2019 ~4 min

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Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes

Washable, wearable ‘batteries’: based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 16, 2019 ~4 min

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Machine learning predicts mechanical properties of porous materials

Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials which, according to some, could be as important to the 21st century as plastics were to the 20th.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 15, 2019 ~4 min

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Green material for refrigeration identified

Researchers from the UK and Spain have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting gases used in most refrigerators and air conditioners.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 18, 2019 ~4 min

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Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale

A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene – a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick – at up to eight inches (20cm) in diameter, large enough for commercial electronic devices. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 12, 2019 ~3 min

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‘Magnetic graphene’ switches between insulator and conductor

Researchers have found that certain ultra-thin magnetic materials can switch from insulator to conductor under high pressure, a phenomenon that could be used in the development of next-generation electronics and memory storage devices.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 1, 2019 ~4 min

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New efficiency record set for perovskite LEDs

Researchers have set a new efficiency record for LEDs based on perovskite semiconductors, rivalling that of the best organic LEDs (OLEDs). 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 29, 2018 ~4 min

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Cambridge partners in new €1 billion European Quantum Flagship

The University of Cambridge is a partner in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship, an EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 29, 2018 ~6 min

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Graphene may exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

Researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre, together with industrial and academic collaborators within the European Graphene Flagship project, showed that integrated graphene-based photonic devices offer a solution for the next generation of optical communications.

Andrea Ferrari • cambridge
Oct. 12, 2018 ~4 min

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