Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a way to use wax to transfer graphene, which tends to wrinkle and break when removed from the substrate it is grown on, to a new substrate. Traditionally, graphene is encased in a polymer to protect it when moving between substrates; however, this creates defects and introduces contaminants. The newly developed process of applying wax to the surface of graphene has been shown to protect the graphene from breakage up to four times better than traditional polymer encasing methods. The wax is heated once it is applied to the surface causing it to expand across the entire surface and smooth out wrinkles. The wax can be washed away from the graphene without leaving much residue. The researchers are continuing their work to scale up the system to larger sheets of graphene as well as applying their technique to the fabrication processes of other 2-D materials.
TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo
Meeting Date: June 17-19, 2019
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Jo Anne Shatkin will co-chair “Tools and Techniques: Applying the Best Health, Safety, and Environment Practices to Advanced Manufacturing”. This will be the third installment of a panel which was started three years ago on applying the best health, safety, and environment practices to advanced manufacturing.
The team of Vireo Advisors is proud to present the following presentations at TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo:
Carbon-based Advanced and Nano-enabled Technologies: Addressing Safety, Health and Environmental Aspects across the Product Life-Cycle J.A. Shatkin, K.J. Ong, J.E. Ede, Vireo Advisors LLC
Evaluating the Safety of Nanomaterials for Food-Related Uses J. Ede, J.A. Shatkin, C. Sayes, K. Ong, Vireo Advisors, LLC
Mapping market, public, and regulatory concerns to scientific evidence in the risk assessment of nanomaterials K. Ong, J.A. Shatkin, J. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC
Evaluating the Safety Cellulose Nanomaterials for Food-Related Uses Using an Alternative Testing Strategy J. Ede, C. Sayes, J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors
To register please visit the conference website.
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date for The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this three day event will be: "Development and Resilience" and will feature scientific workshops and presentations, hosted by the world's leading authority on risk and risk analysis.
Register today! Early bird registration ends April 2, 2019.
2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
Meeting Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: Chiba, Japan
Vireo Advisors is pleased to host a workshop entitled "Cellulose Nanomaterial Safety, Building a Bridge from Theory to Practice"
at the 2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. The workshop will focus on the occupational and environmental safety demonstration for cellulose nanomaterials, with special consideration of nanoscale properties of the materials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and state-of-the-art practices for meeting regulatory requirements, and safety demonstration.
For more information, please contact Jo Anne Shatkin: JAShatkin@vireoadvisors.com .
Register to attend today!