Solar thermal process produces cement with no carbon dioxide emissions
Inside story: Chemical reactivity on the inner surface of single-walled carbon nanotubes
New carbon allotrope could have a variety of applications
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.
Researchers extend electron spin in diamond for incredibly tiny magnetic detectors
(Phys.org) —From brain to heart to stomach, the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses, trace drugs – and maybe even ...
Thin layer of germanium may replace silicon in semiconductors
(Phys.org) —The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics, according to a new study.
Propylene oxide: Light may recast copper as chemical industry 'holy grail'
Wouldn't it be convenient if you could reverse the rusting of your car by shining a bright light on it? It turns out that this concept works for undoing oxidation on copper nanoparticles, and it could lead to an environmentally ...
'Building block' of quanutm networks created
(Phys.org)—A proof-of-concept device that could pave the way for on-chip optical quantum networks has been created by a group of researchers from the US.
Nanoscale MRI being developed
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.
8th century gamma ray burst irradiated the Earth, study finds
(Phys.org)—A nearby short duration gamma-ray burst may be the cause of an intense blast of high-energy radiation that hit the Earth in the 8th century, according to new research led by astronomers Valeri ...
Protein engineers create new biocatalysts
Protein engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have tapped into a hidden talent of one of nature's most versatile catalysts. The enzyme cytochrome P450 is nature's premier oxidation catalyst—a protein ...
James' bond: A graphene / nanotube hybrid
(Phys.org)—A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications.