Graphene-polysilicone composite makes sensitive strain sensor - nanotechweb.org

Researchers of AMBER at Trinity College Dublin have succeeded in making a polymer known as Silly Putty (polysilicone) conduct electricity by adding graphene to it. The composite material, whose resistance increases dramatically as pressure is applied, ...

Making Silly Putty Useful: Graphene and Polysilicone Make Extremely Sensitive Sensors - Nature World News

Johnny Coleman investigates G-Putty but his son Oisin prefers Silly Putty®. Coleman and his team from Trinity College Dublin collaborated with the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester, the research team was able to produce ...

The best sensors could be made of Silly Putty (and graphene) - CNET

Jonathan Coleman with G-Putty, and his son Oisin with Silly Putty. Trinity College Dublin. Researchers have combined two unlikely bedfellows to create surprisingly sensitive slectrochemical sensors. Silly Putty (or polysilicone polymer) and graphene ...

Graphene and silly putty make state-of-the-art sensor - Printed Electronics World

Researchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin, have used the wonder material graphene to make the novelty children's material silly putty® (polysilicone) conduct ...

Silly Putty and Graphene Combine to Make an Ultra-Sensitive Heart Monitor - Futurism

Graphene conducts heat ten times better than copper, and can transmit electricity 250 times better than silicon. Scientists from Ireland discovered that combining graphene with Silly Putty results in an ultra-sensitive conductive material that could be ...

The Freedonia Group: New Opportunities for Graphene with Help from Silly Putty - PR Newswire (press release)

CLEVELAND, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Trinity College, Dublin, are opening up new commercial possibilities for graphene by combining the material with Silly Putty. The mixture (known as "G-putty") forms a highly sensitive pressure ...

Mixing Silly Putty with graphene creates incredibly sensitive pressure sensors, scientists find - ZME Science

Trinity College Dublin researchers working together with University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute (NGI) have found that mixing graphene with polysilicone (Silly Putty) produces incredibly sensitive pressure and strain sensors — they can ...

Highly Sensitive Sensors Made From Silly Putty and Graphene Can Detect Spider Footsteps - MobiPicker

Sensors are used in various devices for a lot of different purposes. But have you ever heard of sensors that could be used to measure the footsteps of a spider? Well, researchers at the Trinity College Dublin have come up with a highly sensitive sensor ...

State-of-the-Art Sensors Made from Graphene, Children's Toy Silly Putty - R & D Magazine

Prof. Jonathan Coleman is with his graphene-putty alongside his son Oisin, trying out the novelty children's material silly putty. (Credit: AMBER, Trinity College Dublin). Researchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science ...

Sensors made from graphene and silly putty - Daily News & Analysis

The research potentially offers exciting possibilities for applications in new, inexpensive devices and diagnostics in medicine and other sectors. Scientists have used the wonder material graphene to make the novelty children's toy silly putty conduct ...

Graphene with silly putty make state-of-the-art sensors - Science Daily

... Source: Graphene Flagship; Summary: Scientists have used graphene to make the novelty children's material Silly Putty® (polysilicone) conduct electricity. Using this conductive polymer they found that they were able to create extremely sensitive ...

Your next heart monitor could be graphene-coated Silly Putty - Engadget

For a child's toy, Silly Putty has some downright crazy physical properties. The mixture of boric acid and silicon oil, originally developed as a synthetic replacement for rubber, is a non-Newtonian fluid. Its viscosity isn't affected by temperature ...

Scientists Mix Graphene with Silly Putty to Create Sensitive Monitors - Argyll Free Press

Since the discovery of graphene which many hail as a wonder material capable of being the foundation for a new technological revolution, scientists tried to find new applications for it. Now, they have combined it with Silly Putty to create a very ...

Adding Graphene To Silly Putty Could Create A New Kind Of Heart Monitor - Popular Mechanics

As anyone who was ever a kid knows, silly putty is awesome. It bounces, it melts, and if you leave it on the carpet it gets stuck in there forever. Silly putty is a simple invention, made of boric acid and rubber. Scientists who invented it 70 years ...

What do you get when you mix Silly Putty with graphene? - Christian Science Monitor

An Irish team of scientists' creation of highly sensitive G-Putty has expanded the technological possibilities for inventions using so-called 'wonder material.' By Josh Kenworthy, EqualEd Fellow December 9, 2016. Save for later Saved · About video ads.

Silly Putty and Graphene Produce Super Sensitive Sensors - CDA News

With the addition of nanomaterial graphene, Silly Putty has been elevated from just being a toy to being an extremely sensitive sensor with a wide range of potential applications, according to researchers from Trinity College Dublin. The grayish ...

Researchers Mix Graphene And 'Silly Putty' To Create Sensors Sensitive Enough To Detect Spider Footsteps - Tech Times

Silly Putty may be a kid's toy, but upgrade it with some graphene and it turns into a highly sensitive material that can be used to build sensors for various applications. ( University of the Fraser Valley | Flickr ). Advertisement. Researchers from ...

Silly putty sensor is so sensitive it can register the steps of a spider - Digital Trends

Silly putty is a great toy for kids, but it doesn't hold too much appeal once we're midway through grade school. That could change if researchers from Trinity College, Dublin and the University of Manchester have anything to say about it. As part of a ...

Making Silly Putty a Heart Monitor - TechnoExaminer

The Irish scientists joined the children's toy with an uncommon type of carbon, and thought of a wonderful new material. One they think could some time or another be helpful in making restorative gadgets. Physicist Jonathan Coleman, at Trinity College, ...

Silly Putty smartens up, with a dash of graphene - New Atlas

Graphene, which consists of carbon atoms linked together to form a one-atom-thick sheet, could certainly be described as a wonder material – among other things, it's highly electrically conductive, chemically stable, and is the world's strongest material.