Researchers find simple and cheap way to mass-produce graphene nanosheets
Mixing a little dry ice and a simple industrial process cheaply mass-produces high-quality graphene nanosheets, researchers in South Korea and Case Western Reserve University report.
Polycrystalline diamond drill bits open up options for geothermal energy
Nearly two-thirds of the oil we use comes from wells drilled using polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits, originally developed nearly 30 years ago to lower the cost of geothermal drilling. Sandia and ...
Diamond brightens the performance of electronic devices
(PhysOrg.com) -- While diamonds may be a girls best friend, theyre also well-loved by scientists working to enhance the performance of electronic devices.
Diamonds are a probe’s best friend
Surface imperfections in devices such as gears or levers can have disastrous effects on reliability. Recent studies have demonstrated the usefulness of atomic force microscopes (AFMs) instruments that use tiny silicon-based ...
New study may lead to MRIs on a nanoscale
(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the nanoscale and the ever-elusive quantum computer are among the advancements edging closer toward the realm of possibility, and a new study co-authored ...
Space diamonds reveal supernova origins
Space diamonds may now be an astrophysicist's best friend.
Diamond light, brighter than the sun
Its the size of five football pitches and generates light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. As the Diamond Light Source celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, Penny Bailey visits one of the ...
Researchers discover secret of weevil diamond-like coat
A new spin in diamonds for quantum technologies
(PhysOrg.com) -- To explore the future potential of diamonds in quantum devices, researchers from Macquarie University have collaborated with the University of Stuttgart and University of Ulm in Germany towards ...
Quantum computing has applications in magnetic imaging
Quantum computing -- considered the powerhouse of computational tasks -- may have applications in areas outside of pure electronics, according to a University of Pittsburgh researcher and his collaborators.
Vibration rocks for entangled diamonds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Diamonds are celebrated for their enduring beauty and hardness but they can also be a physicists best friend.
Superhard carbon material could crack diamond
Giant super-earths made of diamond are possible
(PhysOrg.com) -- A planet made of diamonds may sound lovely, but you wouldn't want to live there.
Controlled disorder -- scientists find way to form random molecular patterns
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a way to control how tiny flat molecules fit together in a seemingly random pattern.