Playing Lego on an atomic scale
In a perspective review written for Nature, Sir Andre and Dr Irina Grigorieva, from The University of Manchester, discuss how layered materials can be split into isolated atomic planes and then reassembled ...
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Researchers develop innovative hybrid materials out of plastics and graphene
German scientists in the joint research project "FUNgraphen" are pinning their hopes for new technologies on a particular form of carbon: They have developed new carbon macromolecules and molecular carbon ...
Scientists have discovered way to create high-quality graphene capacitor, which could deliver high-frequency electronics
(Phys.org)—Writing in PNAS, University of Manchester graphene researchers found that sandwiching a layer of the wonder material between boron nitride could produce highly-accurate capacitors.
Flexible, light solar cells: Researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires
MIT researchers have produced a new kind of photovoltaic cell based on sheets of flexible graphene coated with a layer of nanowires. The approach could lead to low-cost, transparent and flexible solar cells ...
Graphene foams: Cozy and conductive scaffolds for neural stem cells
Two teams independently find that adding vibration helps couple light to graphene
New technique produces highly selective filter materials
Researchers have devised a way of making tiny holes of controllable size in sheets of graphene, a development that could lead to ultrathin filters for improved desalination or water purification.
Hybrid nanotube-graphene material promises to simplify manufacturing
(Phys.org) —Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University.
How 'transparent' is graphene?
The amazing electrical, optical and strength properties of graphene, a single-atom-thick layer of carbon, have been extensively researched over the last decade. Recently, the material has been studied as ...
What can a graphene sandwich reveal about proteins?
(Phys.org) —Stronger than steel, but only one atom thick - latest research using the 2D miracle material graphene could be the key to unlocking the mysteries around the structure and behaviour of proteins ...
Detecting chemicals, measuring strain with a pencil and paper
(Phys.org) —Sometimes solving a problem doesn't require a high-tech solution. Sometimes, you have to look no farther than your desktop.
Researchers combine graphene and copper in hopes of shrinking electronics
(Phys.org) —Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene-copper-graphene "sandwich" strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper, a discovery that could further help in the downscaling ...
Graphene's multi-colored butterflies
Combining black and white graphene can change the electronic properties of the one-atom thick materials, University of Manchester researchers have found.