News tagged with grain boundaries

Computers that mimic the function of the brain

Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Nanophysics
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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.

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Nanocrystals not small enough to avoid defects

(Phys.org)—Nanocrystals as protective coatings for advanced gas turbine and jet engines are receiving a lot of attention for their many advantageous mechanical properties, including their resistance to ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Every atom counts in graphene formation

(Phys.org)—Like tiny ships finding port in a storm, carbon atoms dock with the greater island of graphene in a predictable manner. But until recent research by scientists at Rice University, nobody had ...

dateSep 04, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Graphene's strength lies in its defects

The website of the Nobel Prize shows a cat resting in a graphene hammock. Although fictitious, the image captures the excitement around graphene, which, at one atom thick, is the among the thinnest and strongest ...

dateNov 11, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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