World’s first graphene smartphone is Chinese

Three days ago two Chinese companies jointly launched the world’s first smartphone containing several components made using graphene. A batch of 30,000 such smartphones were produced and put onto market by Chongqing Moxi Technology (Moxi) and Galapad Technology (an affiliate of Hong Kong-based Galaxy Company) in Chongqing. The touch screen, battery and thermal Read more…

China continuing its advances with graphene material

China created graphene material with both super compressive elasticity and near-zero Poisson’s ratio. Important to mention is that they could do so in a manner focussed on bulk fabrication; using scalable self-assembly of randomly oriented graphene sheets into additive-free, homogenous graphene materials that possess cork-like and rubber-like properties. The paper of the research has Read more…

Better batteries?

Whether you are using your smartphone to find the address of a restaurant, start your presentation on a laptop, or driving your electric vehicle: you do not want to see a message indicating that your batteries are almost empty. Unfortunately battery technology hasn’t been catching up with our growing mobile demand for electricity. But now researchers in China have Read more…

Carbon nanotube–graphene fibres for capacitive energy storage

Micro-supercapacitors are promising energy storage devices that can complement or even replace batteries in miniaturized portable electronics and microelectromechanical systems. Their main limitation, however, is the low volumetric energy density when compared with batteries. Associate Professor Zhang Qiang from Tsinghua University in China, together with a team of researchers from Nanyang Read more…