High-Energy Supercapacitors based on Graphene Composites

A TEM image of the graphene composite used in the construction of the positive electrode, clearly showing the flowerlike shapes that have been deposited.

A Chinese research team have constructed a powerful new supercapacitor using two types of graphene – composite and porous.

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Diamond Membranes for Quantum Computing

single crystal diamond membrane

By using microwave CVD, high quality, single crystal diamond membranes have been epitaxially grown. The resulting material exhibits bright luminescence and good electron spin coherences times, suitable for application in quantum computing.

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Counting Graphene Sheets Spread over a Large Area

Counting large area graphene sheets

A simple way to identify the number of graphene sheets on a substrate, even over a large area, is shown by US researchers.

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2010 Impact Factors in Materials Science Announced!

impact-factors-are-on-the-rise

The ISI have released their 2010 impact factors – we give you the materials science breakdown.