(PhysOrg.com) -- Currently, diamond is regarded to be the hardest known material in the world. But by considering large compressive pressures under indenters, scientists have calculated that a material called wurtzite boron ...
Graphene, impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, University of Manchester researchers have found.
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.
Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally that a boron-based competitor to graphene is a very real possibility.
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Writing in Nature, a large international team led Dr Roman Gorbachev from The University of Manchester shows that, when graphene placed on top of insulating boron nitride, or 'white graphene', the electronic properties of ...
Flat boron by the numbers: Researchers calculate what it would take to make new 2-dimensional material
It would be a terrible thing if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big pesky diamonds.
Fine patterns that combine single-atom-thick graphene, boron nitride point toward 2-D electronic devices
Rice University scientists have taken an important step toward the creation of two-dimensional electronics with a process to make patterns in atom-thick layers that combine a conductor and an insulator.
Graphene and associated one-atom-thick crystals offer the possibility of a vast range of new materials and devices by stacking individual atomic layers on top of each other, new research from the University of Manchester ...