Symmetry matters in graphene growth
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties, according to a new study led by Rice University.
Hybrid nanowires eyed for computers, flexible displays
A new process for coating copper nanowires with graphene - an ultrathin layer of carbon – lowers resistance and heating, suggesting potential applications in computer chips and flexible displays.
Molybdenum disulfide may find new application for thin-film transistors in extremely high-temperature electronics
Many industries are calling for electronics that can operate reliably in a harsh environment, including extreme temperatures above 200° Celsius. Examples of the high temperature applications include turbine ...
Winding borders may enhance graphene
Far from being a defect, a winding thread of odd rings at the border of two sheets of graphene has qualities that may prove valuable to manufacturers, according to Rice University scientists.
Theory details how 'hot' monomers affect thin-film formation
Like a baseball player sliding into third, a hot monomer skids in a straight line along a cold surface until it's safely among its fellow molecules.
'Pixel' engineered electronics have growth potential
(Phys.org) —A little change in temperature makes a big difference for growing a new generation of hybrid atomic-layer structures, according to scientists at Rice University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ...
A review article summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge about graphene grain boundaries
Graphene has attracted significant interest both for exploring fundamental science and for a wide range of technological applications. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is currently the only working approach ...
Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic?
Graphene is gaining heated attention, dubbed a "wonder material" with great conductivity, flexibility and durability. However, graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is ...
Chirality-controlled growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Recently, Professor Li Yan's research team developed a novel strategy to produce single-walled carbon nanotubes with specific chirality by applying a new family of catalysts, which has great applications ...
A new way to make sheets of graphene
Graphene's promise as a material for new kinds of electronic devices, among other uses, has led researchers around the world to study the material in search of new applications. But one of the biggest limitations ...
Researchers find a way to integrate two two-dimensional materials into a single electronic device
Chemical vapor deposition used to grow atomic layer materials on top of each other
Researchers at Penn State's Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials and the University of Texas at Dallas have shown the ability to grow high quality, single-layer materials one on top of the other ...
Hybrid nanotube-graphene material promises to simplify manufacturing
(Phys.org) —Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University.
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 ...