As nanotechnology makes possible a world of machines too tiny to see, researchers are finding ways to combine living organisms with nonliving machinery to solve a variety of problems.
(Phys.org) —Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material—strong, light, nearly transparent, and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. But a number of ...
For faster, longer-lasting water filters, some scientists are looking to graphene —thin, strong sheets of carbon—to serve as ultrathin membranes, filtering out contaminants to quickly purify high volumes of water.
Danish researchers have for the first time mapped the carrier mobility and density of large sheets of graphene with electromagnetic radiation.
An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications.
"Bendy" light-emitting diode (LED) displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of researchers in Korea.
Sandwiching layers of graphene with white graphene could produce designer materials capable of creating high-frequency electronic devices, University of Manchester scientists have found.
Joshua Robinson recalls the day in 2006 when he learned of a material that is, for all practical purposes, two-dimensional.
University of California, Berkeley, physicists have used graphene to build lightweight ultrasonic loudspeakers and microphones, enabling people to mimic bats or dolphins' ability to use sound to communicate and gauge the ...