Magnetically levitating graphite can be moved with laser
Friction almost vanishes in microscale graphite
Scientists take steps toward creating artificial graphene
Physicists create carbon magnetism by removing atoms from graphite
Producing graphene layers using crystallization
How Perfect Can Graphene Be?
Researchers develop new technique to scale up production of graphene micro-supercapacitors
(Phys.org)—While the demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has spurred the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, one area has lagged behind in this downsizing revolution: energy-storage units, ...
New nanotube fibers have unmatched combination of strength, conductivity, flexibility (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making, but it still came with a shock. Scientists from Rice, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the U.S. Air Force ...
Durable carbon nanotube sensors can be etched with mechanical pencils
Carbon nanotubes offer a powerful new way to detect harmful gases in the environment. However, the methods typically used to build carbon nanotube sensors are hazardous and not suited for large-scale production.
One-molecule-thick material has big advantages: Researchers produce complex circuits from molybdenum disulfide
The discovery of graphene, a material just one atom thick and possessing exceptional strength and other novel properties, started an avalanche of research around its use for everything from electronics to ...
Diamond in the rough: Half-century puzzle solved
(Phys.org) -- A Yale-led team of mineral physicists has for the first time confirmed through high-pressure experiments the structure of cold-compressed graphite, a form of carbon that is comparable in hardness ...
Toughened silicon sponges may make tenacious batteries
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at Rice University and Lockheed Martin reported this month that they've found a way to make multiple high-performance anodes from a single silicon wafer. The process uses simple silicon ...
Scientists first to observe plasmons on graphene
With a beam of infrared light, scientists have sent ripples of electrons along the surface of graphene and demonstrated that they can control the length and height of these oscillations, called plasmons, using ...
Microprocessors from pencil lead
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona physicists are making discoveries that may advance electronic circuit technology.