Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world— yet.

Graphene’s an awesome material, to say the least. It’s literally 200 times stronger than steel and lighter than paper. Its atoms are also so tightly bond, hydrogen would take about a billion years to penetrate graphene. These factors along with its highly conductive features give graphene the potential to be used in hundreds of products and several fields. So why isn’t it out in the open and being used everywhere now? What’s one obstacle that if tackled could put graphene almost everywhere? The answer to this question is graphene production.

What is Graphene?

Graphene is one of the strongest materials on Earth. It…


How graphene can be used in water filtration

If you’ve heard of graphene and its properties (if you haven’t, check out my article on it!), you should know of its amazing thermal properties, flexibility, and how lightweight it is. This allows graphene to be used for many conductivity-related things, such as batteries, solar panels, and even smartphones. One other bizarre thing it can be utilized in is actually water filtration!

Researchers at Brown University have discovered the filtration properties of graphene and how the 2-D nanomaterial can be used to separate water from harmful substances or particles. …


The process & explanation of making a 3-D model of a graphene vibration energy harvester

Have you ever had your laptop run out of battery while away from your house, or had your phone run out of battery while at your house and have to wait what seems like eons for it to finish charging?

Trust me, I have too, and I know how boring the wait for your device to finish charging can be, especially when you were at the climax of your favorite Netflix show or when FaceTiming a friend.

This pesky and annoying situation can be solved — and its solution is to have way cooler batteries, a.k.a. graphene batteries.

First of all, what is graphene?

Graphene is…


How the lead in our pencils could power the next generation of tech

Since the 1960s, silicon has been widely used in a variety of tech. Its versatile electrical and thermal properties make it ideal for use in common technologies like phones, computers, and digital watches. The material can be found all around us. However, its advantages and properties barely compare to the silicon of the future: graphene.

What is Graphene?

Graphene is one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth. It is essentially carbon, but the difference is in the way the atoms are bonded. The atoms bond in interlocking hexagons, which makes the bond extremely strong. …


How the natural enemy of bacteria can change how bacterial infections are treated

For decades, antibiotics have been used for our medical needs, being used to treat things from the common cold to types of pneumonia. But with such common use of antibiotics, bacteria are developing an immunity to antibiotics, making some bacterial infections extremely difficult to treat. Although this may seem difficult to treat, the solution can be found in bacteria’s natural enemy, bacteriophages.

What are Bacteriophages?

Soliana Fikru

Hi! I’m a TKS Innovator, and I’m really interested in all things biotech/med and nanotechnology!

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