Iran leading country in publishing graphene articles in ME

TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) – A study conducted by a researcher from University of Arkansas shows Iran has published the highest number of articles on graphene among 17 countries in the Middle East.

Kathleen A. Lehman from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, carried out a study on the graphene studies in 17 Middle-Eastern countries, Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council reported.

This research studied and compared various indices such as the conditions of countries, top authors, top research centers, most cited articles and centers that support studies on graphene.

According to the results of the research, Iran has published the highest number of articles among the 17 countries by publishing 1,160 articles while Saudi Arabia and Turkey ranking second and third by publishing 412 and 317 articles on graphene, respectively.

This research introduced 11 research centers as the most active centers in publishing graphene related articles. The top centers are as follows: Islamic Azad University (Iran), Sharif University of Technology (Iran), King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia), and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia).

This research also studied the rate of growth in the number of studies carried out on graphene in the world and in the region. Similar to the global growth, the number of researches carried out on graphene has increased rapidly in the region, to the extent that it reached 812 articles in 2014 from 110 articles in 2010.

Graphene, simply defined, is a sheet of carbon atoms that is only one atom thick. It is a fascinating material because of the combination of its properties: graphene is remarkably strong, very flexible, and has high electrical conductivity within the plane of the sheet. Graphene applications include durable display screens, electric circuits, and solar cells, as well as various medical, chemical and industrial processes enhanced or enabled by the use of new graphene materials.


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