Researchers discover technique to improve solar cell technology
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory has discovered a way to tailor nanostructures that could result in low-cost, high efficiency solar cells. The research appears in the ...
Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
Innovation is step toward digital graphene transistors
Researchers are making progress in creating digital transistors using a material called graphene, potentially sidestepping an obstacle thought to dramatically limit the material's use in computers and consumer ...
Layer upon layer: Method holds promise for making two- or three-tier graphene films
Graphene, a form of pure carbon arranged in a lattice just one atom thick, has interested countless researchers with its unique strength and its electrical and thermal conductivity. But one key property it ...
Lasers could produce much sought-after band gaps in graphene
Graphene may gain an 'on-off switch,' adding semiconductor to long list of material's achievements
A team of researchers has proposed a way to turn the material graphene into a semiconductor, enabling it to control the flow of electrons with a laser "on-off switch".
Researchers predict material 'denser than diamond'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stony Brook University graduate student Qiang Zhu, together with Professor of Geosciences and Physics, Artem R. Oganov, postdoc Andriy O. Lyakhov and their colleagues from the University de ...
Two graphene layers may be better than one
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have shown that the electronic properties of two layers of graphene vary on the nanometer scale. The surprising new results ...
Silicon, nitride LEDs integrated onto a single chip for one-bit digital counters
Silicon-based semiconductor devices dominate the microelectronics industry and are used for the fabrication of high density integrated circuits comprising of memory and processing devices. However, silicon ...
Solving the solar cell power conversion dilemma
Enhanced efficiency when determining band gap in solids
Damaging graphene to create a band gap
Water could hold answer to graphene nanoelectronics
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new method for using water to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene, opening the door to new graphene-based transistors and nanoelectronics.