Inorganic nanowire follows the crystal structure of its graphene template
Na-ion batteries get closer to replacing Li-ion batteries
Researchers develop method of fabricating perovskite solar cells that is more efficient, costs less
Discovery lays the foundation for yeast-based drug synthesis
Fans of homebrewed beer and backyard distilleries already know how to employ yeast to convert sugar into alcohol. But a research team led by bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, has gone ...
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene
A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device benefits greatly ...
Theorists show environments can alter 2-D materials' basic properties
What if peanut brittle, under certain conditions, behaved like taffy? Something like that happens to a two-dimensional dichalcogenide analyzed by scientists at Rice University.
Researchers devise a way to grow 3 atom thick semiconducting films with wafer scale homogeneity
New mass spectrometry technique studies kinetics of fast reactions
Squid-inspired 'invisibility stickers' could help soldiers evade detection in the dark
Squid are the ultimate camouflage artists, blending almost flawlessly with their backgrounds so that unsuspecting prey can't detect them. Using a protein that's key to this process, scientists have designed ...
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.
Engineers create chameleon-like artificial 'skin' that shifts color on demand
Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color—on demand—by simply applying ...
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.
Aerogel catalyst shows promise for fuel cells
(Phys.org)—Graphene nanoribbons formed into a three-dimensional aerogel and enhanced with boron and nitrogen are excellent catalysts for fuel cells, even in comparison to platinum, according to Rice University ...
Researchers glimpse distortions in atomic structure of materials
Researchers from North Carolina State University are using a technique they developed to observe minute distortions in the atomic structure of complex materials, shedding light on what causes these distortions ...