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2017-03-15

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.


2016-03-09
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.


2015-11-16
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.


2015-11-16

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.


2015-10-19
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.


2015-07-09
BEST PAPER ON IOP
The paper:
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


2015-05-08
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.
Abstract:
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.


2015-08
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.


2015-03-13
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.



2015-01-08
EUROGRAPHENE VIRTUAL SPECIAL ISSUE ON CARBON
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/carbon/virtual-special-issue/eurographene-virtual-special-issue
The issue will be published in April 2015.