Food safety is of paramount importance in a world where the demand for food is increasing rapidly due to a growing population. Food deemed unsafe for consumption poses a hazard to human health, as a result, food production companies responsible for hazardous outbreaks can suffer devastating consequences. There is a need for technology that can effectively monitor food safety and the environment in which food is grown to ensure that it is safe for consumption.
Now more than ever, the attention of the world is grasped by infectious diseases. Currently, the focus is centralised around a certain viral disease, however infectious diseases are caused by a variety of organisms, whether that is a virus, bacterium, fungi, or parasite. The diseases caused by such organisms can spread throughout a population either via human-to-human contact or via means of another host animal or insect (1).
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How Does Graphene’s Production Impact On How We Can Use It?
Graphene’s single-atom-thick structure offers a wealth of incredible electrochemical properties that make it the perfect candidate for next-generation technological development. Since its discovery, the wonder material has proven its potential to disrupt the materials industry, enabling its innovative features to re-invent sectors such as diagnostic testing and batteries.
What is the structure of graphene and why is it special?
Graphene is a ground-breaking two-dimensional (2D) super material that possesses extraordinary electrical and mechanical properties that offer the material to a plethora of innovations and enhanced applications. The term “graphene” can be legitimately used to describe widely different forms of material depending on the context. Without any adjectives, the term “graphene” is defined by Carbon (2013) as “a single-atom-thick sheet of hexagonally arranged, sp2-bonded carbon atoms that is not an integral part of a carbon material, but is freely suspended or adhered on a foreign substrate.”