Nanotechnology - Nanophysics news

Damaging graphene to create a band gap

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Graphene offers a lot of interesting potential applications for nanoelectronics," Florian Banhart tells PhysOrg.com, "but there is no band gap. This is a well-known problem. Without the band gap, switch ...

Nov 22, 2010 feature
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Encouraging quantum dots to emit photons

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the fields of great interest to scientists and researchers is that of using the quantum world to enhance various aspects of our lives. Advances in quantum cryptography make headlines, and scientists ...

Aug 05, 2010 feature
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Graphene transistor could advance nanodevices

(PhysOrg.com) -- For years, scientists and researchers have been looking into the properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene for use in nanoelectronics. "There is no real mass application of devices based ...

May 11, 2010 feature
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Can graphene nanoribbons replace silicon?

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Graphene has been the subject of intense focus and research for a few years now," Philip Kim tells PhysOrg.com. "There are researchers that feel that it is possible that graphene could replac ...

Feb 18, 2010 feature
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Using CNTs as infrared sensors

(PhysOrg.com) -- Semiconductors provide the bases for many different avenues of device research. Indeed, many of the technological devices that are commonplace in our society are reliant on semiconductors. However, as we ...

Jan 04, 2010 feature
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