Physicists discover how to change the crystal structure of graphene
A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, with an electric field, an important step toward the possible ...
See-through, one-atom-thick, carbon electrodes powerful tool to study brain disorders
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene—a two-dimensional form of carbon ...
Researchers create image of weak hydrogen bond using AFM
'Diamane': Diamond film possible without the pressure
(Phys.org) —Perfect sheets of diamond a few atoms thick appear to be possible even without the big squeeze that makes natural gems.
Physicists create carbon magnetism by removing atoms from graphite
DNA nanotechnology places enzyme catalysis within an arm's length
Using molecules of DNA like an architectural scaffold, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Michigan, have developed a 3-D artificial enzyme cascade that ...
Quantum-dot technology makes LCD TVs more colorful, energy-efficient
If LCD TVs start getting much more colorful—and energy-efficient—in the next few years, it will probably be thanks to MIT spinout QD Vision, a pioneer of quantum-dot television displays.
Engineers develop graphene-based biosensor that works in three ways at once
(Phys.org)—One of nanotechnology's greatest promises is interacting with the biological world the way our own cells do, but current biosensors must be tailor-made to detect the presence of one type of protein, ...
Simple urine test uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting
Life-threatening blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications.
First all-carbon solar cell
(Phys.org)—Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today.
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient
(Phys.org) —Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors ...
Boron 'buckyball' discovered
The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch.
Rounded crystals that mimic starfish shells could advance 3-D printing pills
In a design that mimics a hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells, University of Michigan engineers have made rounded crystals that have no facets.
New species of electrons can lead to better computing
Electrons that break the rules and move perpendicular to the applied electric field could be the key to delivering next generation, low-energy computers, a collaboration of scientists from the University ...