Two-step technique makes graphene suitable for organic chemistry
The future brightened for organic chemistry when researchers at Rice University found a highly controllable way to attach organic molecules to pristine graphene, making the miracle material suitable for a ...
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 ...
First germanium laser brings us closer to 'optical computers'
(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT researchers have demonstrated the first laser built from germanium that can produce wavelengths of light useful for optical communication. It’s also the first germanium laser to operate ...
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 ...
New PV cell generates electricity from IR and UV light
New nanomaterial increases yield of solar cells
Researchers from the FOM Foundation, Delft University of Technology, Toyota Motor Europe and the University of California have developed a nanostructure with which they can make solar cells highly efficient. ...
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.
Carbon Based Chips May One Day Replace Silicon Transistors
New graphene 'nanomesh' could change the future of electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of a carbon lattice with a honeycomb structure, has great potential for use in radios, computers, phones and other electronic devices. But applications have been stymied because ...
Graphane yields new potential: Physicists dig theoretical wells to mine quantum dots
Graphane is the material of choice for physicists on the cutting edge of materials science, and Rice University researchers are right there with the pack - and perhaps a little ahead.
Researchers get around bad gap problem with graphene by using negative differential resistance
Blocking infinity in a topological insulator
(Phys.org)—In bulk, topological insulators (TIs) are good insulators, but on their surface they act as metals, with a twist: the spin and direction of electrons moving across the surface of a TI are locked ...
Pink diamond 'behaviour' solved but colour still a mystery
UWA scientists have explained the photochromic behaviour of the pink diamond in an attempt to uncover why they possess their pink colouration.
Researchers make graphene hybrid
Rice University researchers have found a way to stitch graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) into a two-dimensional quilt that offers new paths of exploration for materials scientists.