CNR-ISOF INVOLVED IN THREE SEPARHEAD PROJECTS
In the framework of Graphene Flagship FET, eleven new Spearhead Projects will be launched by the Project Core 3 starting on April 1st 2020.
The Spearhead Projects have been developed to increase the Technology Readiness Level of graphene-based technologies — a metric used to determine the maturity of a technology and its estimated time to market.
The Institute of Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity – CNR-ISOF will participate to three Spearhead Projects: SH01 – Graphil, SH02 – G+BOARD, SH10 – GICE.
The SH01 - Graphil targets an urgent market and societal need, the removal of contaminants that are increasingly present in European water sources. Leaded by Medica group, Graphil invloves European industry leaders in the water purification sector and will contribute to the development of water filters much more effective than commercially available ones, thanks to the aid of graphene materials.
Contact persons for ISOF: M. Melucci and V. Palermo
SH02 – G+BOARD, supervised by CRF, will see the development of a metal-free dashboard, designed to improve automotive functionality, reduce production costs for manufacturers and decrease fuel consumption for end users. The inclusion of graphene-based materials in the vehicle dashboard can significantly reduce the weight of the vehicle, thus reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Contact persons for ISOF: E. Treossi and V. Palermo
Ice accumulates on the surface of airplanes affecting the pilot’s control of the aircraft. Thermoelectric ice protection systems prevent this from happening using an ultra-thin conductive layer to generate heat. In SH-10 –GICE , headed by AIRBUS, graphene-based thermoelectric ice protection will be developed advancing the technology readiness level of graphene in thermoelectric ice protection systems.
Contact persons for ISOF: E. Treossi and V. Palermo
Alessandra Scidà, researcher of the Nanochemistry Lab, has been awarded with the NEST Prize by Scuola Normale Superiore and Laboratorio NEST thanks to her article on Graphene Based Antennas.
NEW PAPER ON JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B
A new article by Advanced Material has been published on Journal of Materials Chemistry B. The article entitled "Biomimetic graphene for enhanced interaction with the external membrane of astrocytes" describes a new strategy based on the chemical modification of graphene oxide (GO) with a synthetic phospholipid (PL) to improve interaction of GO with brain astroglial cells.
The paper has been featured as cover image!
LInk to the article here and to the cover here.
ZERO GRAVITY-GRAPHENE FLIGHT -LOOP HEAT PIPES
In the past weeks, researchers in the Graphene Flagship tested the use of graphene as a light-propulsion material in solar sails, and as a smart coating in loop heat pipes for satellites in microgravity conditions, to simulate the extreme conditions in space.
In particular ISOF and IMM are involved in the loop heat pipe project together with partners at the Microgravity Research Centre, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; the Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, UK and Leonardo Spa, Italy. Loop heat pipes are cooling systems in aerospace applications and satellites. Reserachers aim to prove that graphene can improve the performance of the heatpipe.
In order to test the proptptype in microgravity conditions, researchers took part in a low gravity parabolic flight operated by ESA in partnership with Novespace.
Have a look at this incredible experience here!
GRAPHENE WEEK 2017
Graphene week 2017, the longest running graphene and related material conference, now at is 12th edition, was held in Athens on 25-29 September. The event, organized jointly by the he Graphene Flagship and its partner FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas), saw the participation of over 550 delagates from 39 different countries. Also CNR -ISOF took part at this event and Vincenzo Palermo officiated the opening cerimony.
More info here.
GRAFENE-IL MATERIALE DA UN MILIARDO DI EURO
Vincenzo Palermo will give an interview about graphene at Taetro Eliseo in Rome during the BRAINFORUM event. He will give an overview of the history of this material, explaining its properties and the possible applications in the next future.
NEW PAPER ON NANOSCALE
The article "Supramolecular self-assembly of graphene oxide and metal nanoparticles into stacked multilayers by means of a multitasking protein ring" has been published on Nanoscale. Follow the link here.
Live webinar of Dr. Vincenzo Palermo on BRIGHT TALK on December 10th 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (Rome)
Dr. Palermo has been invited from SIGMA ALDRICH to give a webinar on BRIGHT TALKS. The title of the webinar is:
Graphene and New Monoatomic Materials: using 2-D nanosheets in a 3-D world.
Free registration is possible here.
The podcast is available here.
KEYNOTE lecture of Dr. Palermo at Annual Seminar of Programmable Materials (OMA)
Dr. Vincenzo Palermo will be a keynote speaker at the Annual Seminar of Programmable Materials (OMA) organized by the Academy of Finland which will be held in Heureka Science Center (Vantaa) on November 17, 2015. For further info click here.
NEW PAPER ON CARBON
The article "Graphene-based coatings on polymer films for gas barrier applications" has been published on Carbon. Follow the link here.
BEST PAPER ON IOP
Exfoliation of graphene with an industrial dye: teaching an old dog new tricks
has been selected as one of the best papers in IOP. The ready it follow the link here
NEW PAPER ON Small
The article " Dispersibility-Dependent Biodegradation of Graphene Oxide by Myeloperoxidase"
has been published on Small in collaboration with the Universities of Strasbourg and Castilla.
Understanding human health risk associated with the rapidly emerging graphene-based nanomaterials represents a great challenge because of the diversity of applications and the wide range of possible ways of exposure to this type of materials. Herein, the biodegradation of graphene oxide (GO) sheets is reported by using myeloperoxidase (hMPO) derived from human neutrophils in the presence of a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide. The degradation capability of the enzyme on three different GO samples containing different degree of oxidation on their graphenic lattice, leading to a variable dispersibility in aqueous media is compared. hMPO fails in degrading the most aggregated GO, but succeeds to completely metabolize highly dispersed GO samples. The spectroscopy and microscopy analyses provide unambiguous evidence for the key roles played by hydrophilicity, negative surface charge, and colloidal stability of the aqueous GO in their biodegradation by hMPO catalysis.
To read the full paper follow the link here.
NEW PAPER ON CARBON
The article "Observation of different charge transport regimes and large magnetoresistance in graphene oxide layers"
has been published on Carbon. Follow the link here.
SPECIAL ISSUE OF JOURNAL OF MATERIAL CHEMISTRY C
The article "Graphene-organic composites for electronics: optical and electronic interactions in vacuum, liquids and thin solid films" has been selected as a Most Accessed Article for 2014 and it has been thus included in the Most Accessed Articles 2014 web collection for the Journal.
EUROGRAPHENE VIRTUAL SPECIAL ISSUE ON CARBON
The issue will be published in April 2015.