Team builds first integrated graphene digital circuit to function at gigahertz frequencies
Making alternative fuels cheaper: New synthesis could make biofuel more appealing for mass production
MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective.
Spot-welding graphene nanoribbons atom by atom
Scientists at Aalto University and Utrecht University have created single atom contacts between gold and graphene nanoribbons.
Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene
(Phys.org) —Wonder material graphene can be made magnetic and its magnetism switched on and off at the press of a button, opening a new avenue towards electronics with very low energy consumption.
There is more gas in the Galaxy than is dreamt of by astronomers
(Phys.org) —A survey from Herschel has revealed that the reservoir of molecular gas in the Milky Way is hugely underestimated - almost by one third - when it is traced with traditional methods. Monitoring ...
Graphene and semiconductor technology together: Smaller, cheaper, better
Mobile phones that bend, self-powered nanodevices , new and improved solar cell technology and windows that generate electricity are but a few of the potential products from the union of semiconductors and ...
The dance of the atoms
(Phys.org) —Catalysts can stop working when atoms on the surface start moving. At the Vienna University of Technology, this dance of the atoms could now be observed and explained.
New framework from boron and silicon could smooth the way to higher capacities for lithium-ion batteries
Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if it were possible to further increase the capacity of their lithium-ion batteries. The electrode material has a decisive influence on a battery's ...
New method of producing stereoisomers developed
First-ever high-resolution images of a molecule as it breaks and reforms chemical bonds
When Felix Fischer of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) set out to develop nanostructures made of graphene using a new, controlled approach to chemical reactions, ...
Invention allows clear photos in dim light
Cameras fitted with a new revolutionary sensor will soon be able to take clear and sharp photos in dim conditions, thanks to a new image sensor invented at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Carbon in a twirl: The science behind a self-assembled nano-carbon helix
Nanotechnology draws on the fabrication of nanostructures. Scientists have now succeeded in growing a unique carbon structure at the nanoscale that resembles a tiny twirled mustache. Their method might lead ...
New magnetic graphene may revolutionise electronics
Researchers from IMDEA-Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid (Spain) have managed to give graphene magnetic properties. The breakthrough, published in the journal ...