Now for the latest installment in our occasional series of news from the IET Library archives, direct from the librarians who archive stuff there…
Graphene is supposedly the world’s thinnest, strongest (stronger than diamonds) and most conductive material (even more so than copper). It could herald exciting new developments for numerous technologies for example smart phones. Its potential seems to have no bounds – so much so that the Chancellor, George Osborne, recently allocated £50m to graphene research.
To find out more about graphene take a look at some of the e-books on Knovel brought to you from the IET library’s virtual library: Properties of Amorphous Carbon edited by S. Silva and P. Ravi © 2003; Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology by Bharat Bhushan © 2004; Coaxial Electrical Circuits for Interference-Free Measurements by Awan Shakil, Bryan Kibble and Jürgen Schurr 2011.
A graphene-based broadband optical modulator by: Ming Liu; Xiaobo Yin; Ulin-Avila, Erick; Baisong Geng; Zentgraf, Thomas; Long Ju;
Applications of nanotechnologies in communications by: Krishnaswamy, Dilip; Helmy, Amr and Wentzloff, David;
Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Applications in Mobile Devices by Voutilainen, Martti; Seppala, Eira T.; Pasanen, Pirjo; Oksanen, Markku;
Mobile Computing A New Turn-on for VC Eyes by Amit Sudarshan;
New flat lighting panels fabricated from graphene by Andrew Turley.
Graphene is a “watch this space” item – if you are doing research on this topic or any other in our field please contact the IET library firstname.lastname@example.org.
E&T also has a dedicated graphene news page, which gathers together our graphene coverage to date and which will dynamically update every time further news is published.
Bookmark E&T’s graphene news page to stay abreast of the latest developments for this wonder material.