News tagged with boron nitride

Splitsville for boron nitride nanotubes

(PhysOrg.com) -- For Hollywood celebrities, the term "splitsville" usually means "check your prenup." For scientists wanting to mass-produce high quality nanoribbons from boron nitride nanotubes, "splitsville" ...

Jun 28, 2011
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Probing atomic chicken wire

(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene, the material that makes up pencil "lead," could someday make electronic devices smaller, faster and more energy-efficient. Providing the first detailed analysis of graphene on boron ...

Mar 01, 2011
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Graphene's high-speed seesaw

A new transistor capable of revolutionizing technologies for medical imaging and security screening has been developed by graphene researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham.

Apr 30, 2013
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Defective nanotubes turned into light emitters

Scientists are usually after defect-free nano-structures. Yet in this case the UPV/EHU researcher Angel Rubio and his collaborators have put the structural defects in boron nitride nanotubes to maximum use. ...

Oct 31, 2013
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Harnessing the Divas of the Nanoworld

(PhysOrg.com) -- Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are the divas of the nanoworld. In possession of alluring properties, they are also notoriously temperamental compared to their carbon-based cousins.

Jan 14, 2010
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