'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap
(Phys.org) —What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, ...
Tiny battery is also a nanomotor
High-performance capacitor could lead to better rechargeable batteries
Physicists set new records for silicon quantum computing
Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers.
Superhard carbon material could crack diamond
Transistor performance improves due to quantum confinement effects
Tiny 'Lego brick'-style studs make solar panels a quarter more efficient
(Phys.org) —Rows of aluminum studs help solar panels extract more energy from sunlight than those with flat surfaces.
New paradigm for solar cell construction demonstrated
(Phys.org) —For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative. This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest ...
First graphene-based flexible display produced
(Phys.org) —A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, the first time graphene has been used ...
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
Lasers could produce much sought-after band gaps in graphene
Ultra-thin, high-speed detector captures unprecedented range of light waves
New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional ...