Nature Materials

Graphene can emit laser flashes

Graphene is considered the jack-of-all-trades of materials science: The two-dimensional honeycomb-shaped lattice made up of carbon atoms is stronger than steel and exhibits extremely high charge carrier mobilities. ...

Oct 25, 2013 5 / 5 (16) 0 | with audio podcast

Making a better invisibility cloak

The first functional "cloaking" device reported by Duke University electrical engineers in 2006 worked like a charm, but it wasn't perfect. Now a member of that laboratory has developed a new design that ...

Nov 11, 2012 4.5 / 5 (17) 3 | with audio podcast

Quantum computing moves forward

New technologies that exploit quantum behavior for computing and other applications are closer than ever to being realized due to recent advances, according to a review article published this week in the ...

Mar 08, 2013 4.2 / 5 (18) 8 | with audio podcast