Graphene Gets ISO Standardization

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Money Quote: “It is important to standardize the terminology for graphene, graphene-derived and related 2D materials at the international level, as the number of publications, patents and organizations is increasing rapidly. Thus, these materials need an associated vocabulary as they become commercialized and sold throughout the world.”

ISO – Nanotechnologies — Vocabulary — Part 13: Graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials

Don’t forget Nashville: The National Graphene Association’s Inaugural Graphene Innovation Summit and Expo Oct. 29-31, 2017 in Nashville

A Head Spinner In Microscopic Energy Storage – Really!

How a Microscopic Supercapacitor Will Supercharge Mobile Electronics

Best Quote – “The hybrid device is only one-fifth the thickness of a sheet of paper; its footprint can vary from a few square micrometers up to the centimeter scale. The centimeter-scale devices would have capacitances in the range of 400 to 1,000 millifarads—easily enough to power an LED flashlight for an hour.”

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Fusion – Moving away from If & When Towards When

Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough

Best Quote – “They’ve succeeded finally in achieving a lifetime (the period the super-heated gas is stable) limited only by the power available to the system,” says particle physicist Burton Richter of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California

Best Unintentional Opening To A Yet-To-Be-Released Sci-Fi Flick – FOOTHILL RANCH, CALIFORNIA—In a suburban industrial park south of Los Angeles, researchers have taken a significant step toward mastering nuclear fusion…