Cheap, abundant cathode material found for producing hydrogen fuel (w/ video)
Researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells
Nature loves crystals. Salt, snowflakes and quartz are three examples of crystals - materials characterized by the lattice-like arrangement of their atoms and molecules.
Theorists show environments can alter 2-D materials' basic properties
What if peanut brittle, under certain conditions, behaved like taffy? Something like that happens to a two-dimensional dichalcogenide analyzed by scientists at Rice University.
Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean
In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene—highly ...
Researchers build atomically thin gas and chemical sensors
The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials ...
Piezoelectricity in 2-D semiconductor holds promise for future MEMS
A door has been opened to low-power off/on switches in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectronic devices, as well as ultrasensitive bio-sensors, with the first observation of piezoelectricity ...
Dual-purpose film for energy storage, hydrogen catalysis: Chemists gain edge in next-gen energy
Rice University scientists who want to gain an edge in energy production and storage report they have found it in molybdenum disulfide.
'Pixel' engineered electronics have growth potential
(Phys.org) —A little change in temperature makes a big difference for growing a new generation of hybrid atomic-layer structures, according to scientists at Rice University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ...
Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested
For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have demonstrated promising electronic performance from a semiconducting compound with properties that could prove a ...
Silicon alternatives key to future computers, consumer electronics
(Phys.org) —Researchers are reporting key milestones in developing new semiconductors to potentially replace silicon in future computer chips and for applications in flexible electronics.
Researchers find a way to integrate two two-dimensional materials into a single electronic device
Edgy look at 2-D molybdenum disulfide
(Phys.org) —The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, has received a significant boost. Researchers ...
New semiconductor holds promise for 2-D physics and electronics
(Phys.org) —From super-lubricants, to solar cells, to the fledgling technology of valleytronics, there is much to be excited about with the discovery of a unique new two-dimensional semiconductor, rhenium ...
Engineer brings new twist to sodium-ion battery technology with discovery of flexible molybdenum disulfide electrodes
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University engineer has made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications.