New techniques produce cleanest graphene yet
Columbia Engineering researchers have experimentally demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to electrically contact an atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) material only along its one-dimensional ...
Nanowires grown on graphene have surprising structure
(Phys.org) —When a team of University of Illinois engineers set out to grow nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene, they did not expect to discover a new paradigm of epitaxy.
Thermal vision: Graphene light detector first to span infrared spectrum
The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.
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.
Carbon Nanotube Speakers Could Be Powered by Lasers, Transform Noisy Spaces into Peaceful Sanctums
(PhysOrg.com) -- A UT Dallas team's study published in the Journal of Applied Physics expands the extraordinary capabilities of nanotechnology to include laser-powered acoustic speakers made from assemblies of car ...
Beyond stain-resistant: New fabric coating actively shrugs off gunk
Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of a fabric coating that would give new meaning to the phrase "stain-resistant" -- a coating that would take an active role in sloughing off grease, ...
Spot-welding graphene nanoribbons atom by atom
Scientists at Aalto University and Utrecht University have created single atom contacts between gold and graphene nanoribbons.
Microtechnology: Miniature magnetic switches
Transistors are commonly used in electronics as switches to turn an electrical current on or off. For applications that require a very large ratio between the on and off current, however, it is necessary to ...
Nanotubes find niche in electric switches
New research from Rice University and the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland, finds that carbon nanotubes could significantly improve the performance of electrical commutators that are common in electric ...
X-rays illuminate nitrogen's role in single-layer graphene
(Phys.org)—Researchers using x-rays to study a single-atom-thick layer of carbon, called graphene, have learned new information about its atomic bonding and electronic properties when the material is "doped" ...