Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities
Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors.
Engineers devise method for producing high-res, 3D images of nanoscale objects
To design the next generation of optical devices, ranging from efficient solar panels to LEDs to optical transistors, engineers will need a 3-dimensional image depicting how light interacts with these objects ...
Method for creating high-quality two-dimensional materials could enable industrial-scale production
Two-dimensional materials have a whole host of exotic properties because they are just one atom thick. A*STAR researchers have now developed a method for creating large areas of atom-thin material for use ...
Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for use in 'unconventional' computing
As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors—the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we've come to rely on—are being ...
Physicists investigate onset of effective mass
Chaos could improve performance of wireless communication systems
Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials
Scientists develop method for fabricating individual magnetic quantum dots
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
How many gold atoms make gold metal?
Researchers at the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometre-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined size ...
Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
Nanowire lens can reconfigure its imaging properties
Researchers make magnetic graphene
Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has many desirable properties. Magnetism alas is not one of them. Magnetism can be induced in graphene by doping it with magnetic ...