One-nm-thick graphene engine mimics two-stroke engine
Scientists use electron 'ink' to write on graphene 'paper'
It's elemental: Accurate analysis of Earth's core with molecular dynamics simulation
Carbyne morphs when stretched: Calculations show carbon-atom chain would go metal to semiconductor
(Phys.org) —Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, according to Rice University scientists.
Understanding graphene's electrical properties on an atomic level
(Phys.org) —Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is ...
Boron 'buckyball' discovered
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.
Physicists discover how to change the crystal structure of graphene
A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, with an electric field, an important step toward the possible ...
Turning graphite into diamond
(Phys.org) —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 ...
Researchers grow carbon nanofibers using ambient air, without toxic ammonia
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process ...
Team finds potential way to make graphene superconducting
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms with great promise ...
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.
Colored diamonds are a superconductor's best friend
(Phys.org) —Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today, allowing physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals, exotic materials and ...
Argonne scientists are first to grow graphene on silver
(Phys.org) —Silver, meet graphene. Super strong, super light, near totally transparent and one of the best conductors of electricity ever discovered, graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms that ...
'Diamane': Diamond film possible without the pressure
(Phys.org) —Perfect sheets of diamond a few atoms thick appear to be possible even without the big squeeze that makes natural gems.