News tagged with carbon atoms

Wiring up carbon-based electronics

Carbon-based nanostructures such as nanotubes, graphene sheets, and nanoribbons are unique building blocks showing versatile nanomechanical and nanoelectronic properties. These materials which are ordered in the nanoscale, ...

dateApr 17, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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A beautiful, peculiar molecule

"Carbon is peculiar," said Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto. "More peculiar than you think." He was speaking to a standing-room-only audience that filled the Raytheon Amphitheater on Monday afternoon for the latest installment ...

dateApr 16, 2014 in Materials Science
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Turning graphite into diamond

( —A research team led by SLAC scientists has uncovered a potential new route to produce thin diamond films for a variety of industrial applications, from cutting tools to electronic devices to electrochemical ...

dateMar 28, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Atomically thick metal membranes

For the first time researchers have shown that freestanding metal membranes consisting of a single layer of atoms can be stable under ambient conditions. This result of an international research team from Germany, Poland ...

dateMar 14, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Building new drugs just got easier

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a method for modifying organic molecules that significantly expands the possibilities for developing new pharmaceuticals and improving old ones.

dateMar 12, 2014 in Materials Science
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Flexible, semi-transparent ultrathin solar cells

A lot of research has been done on graphene recently—carbon flakes, consisting of only one layer of atoms. As it turns out, there are other materials too which exhibit remarkable properties if they are arranged in a single ...

dateMar 09, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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