Stain-free, self-cleaning clothing on the horizon
(Phys.org) —Since 2011, the Harvard research team that created Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces has demonstrated a spate of sleek applications for the super-slick coating known as SLIPS, which repels ...
New graphene-type material created
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of Liverpool have created a new material, related to graphene, which has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.
Nanoscale engineering boosts performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes
(Phys.org) —Dramatic advances in the field of quantum dot light emitting diodes (QD-LEDs) could come from recent work by the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy team at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Cooling microprocessors with carbon nanotubes
"Cool it!" That's a prime directive for microprocessor chips and a promising new solution to meeting this imperative is in the offing. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley ...
Unexpected water explains surface chemistry of nanocrystals
Danylo Zherebetskyy and his colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals.
Nanoengineers develop basis for electronics that stretch at the molecular level
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function?
Toward a better understanding of bilayer graphene
2D transistors promise a faster electronics future
Faster electronic device architectures are in the offing with the unveiling of the world's first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor (FET) by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...
Three-dimensional carbon goes metallic
A theoretical, three-dimensional (3D) form of carbon that is metallic under ambient temperature and pressure has been discovered by an international research team.
Team grows large graphene crystals that have exceptional electrical properties
When it comes to the growth of graphene—an ultrathin, ultrastrong, all-carbon material—it is survival of the fittest, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
A new way to make sheets of graphene
Graphene's promise as a material for new kinds of electronic devices, among other uses, has led researchers around the world to study the material in search of new applications. But one of the biggest limitations ...
Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
(Phys.org) —Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
Carbon's new champion: Theorists calculate atom-thick carbyne chains may be strongest material ever
(Phys.org) —Carbyne will be the strongest of a new class of microscopic materials if and when anyone can make it in bulk.
Nanotube forests drink water from arid air
(Phys.org) —If you don't want to die of thirst in the desert, be like the beetle. Or have a nanotube cup handy. New research by scientists at Rice University demonstrated that forests of carbon nanotubes ...