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UT Austin Researchers Grow Large Graphene Crystals That Have Exceptional Electrical Properties

When it comes to the growth of graphene — an ultrathin, ultrastrong, all-carbon material — it is survival of the fittest, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Engineering Professor Awarded $1 Million for Research Enabling Scale-Up of Promising Graphene

Engineering Professor Awarded $1 Million for Research Enabling Scale-Up of Promising Graphene

A professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering has been awarded a $1 million grant to lead research on graphene, an atom-thick layer of carbon scientists and engineers believe could one day surpass silicon, steel and plastic and thus transform how everything from electronics, cars, airplanes and even buildings are produced.

Graphene, the Promising “Wonder” Material for Nanoelectronics, Now Passes Heat Transfer Test

The single-atom thick material graphene maintains its high thermal conductivity when supported by a substrate, a critical step to advancing the material from a laboratory phenomenon to a useful component in a range of nano-electronic devices, researchers report in the April 9 issue of the journal Science.

Faster Computers, Electronic Devices Possible After Scientists Create Large-Area Graphene on Copper

The creation of large-area graphene using copper may enable the manufacture of new graphene-based devices that meet the scaling requirements of the semiconductor industry, leading to faster computers and electronics, according to a team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Engineers Develop Method to Disperse Chemically Modified Graphene in Organic Solvents

A method for creating dispersed and chemically modified graphene sheets in a wide variety of organic solvents has been developed by a University of Texas at Austin engineering team led by Professor Rod Ruoff, opening the door to use graphene in a host of important materials and applications such as conductive films, polymer composites, ultracapacitors,…   » Continue Reading

New Graphene-Based Material Clarifies Graphite Oxide Chemistry

A new "graphene-based" material that helps solve the structure of graphite oxide and could lead to other potential discoveries of the one-atom thick substance called graphene, which has applications in nanoelectronics, energy storage and production, and transportation such as airplanes and cars, has been created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

New Carbon Material Shows Promise of Storing Large Quantities of Renewable Electrical Energy

Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a breakthrough in the use of a one-atom thick structure called "graphene" as a new carbon-based material for storing electrical charge in ultracapacitor devices, perhaps paving the way for the massive installation of renewable energies such as wind and solar power.