Scientists shoot carbon nanotubes out of high-speed gun (w/ video)
New self-assembly method for fabricating graphene nanoribbons
First characterized in 2004, graphene is a two-dimensional material with extraordinary properties. The thickness of just one carbon atom, and hundreds of times faster at conducting heat and charge than silicon, ...
Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
Team builds implantable piezoelectric nanoribbon devices strong enough to power pacemaker (w/ Video)
Ballistic transport in graphene suggests new type of electronic device
Using electrons more like photons could provide the foundation for a new type of electronic device that would capitalize on the ability of graphene to carry electrons with almost no resistance even at room ...
Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free: Team refines deicing film that allows radio frequencies to pass
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.
Understanding graphene's electrical properties on an atomic level
(Phys.org) —Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is ...
Lab unzips nanotubes into ribbons by shooting them at a target
(Phys.org) —Carbon nanotubes "unzipped" into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects, but Rice scientists have now found a chemical-free ...
Graphene nanoribbons an ice-melting coat for radar
(Phys.org) —Ribbons of ultrathin graphene combined with polyurethane paint meant for cars is just right for deicing sensitive military radar domes, according to scientists at Rice University.
Flattened nanotubes are full of potential: Researchers reveal details of 'closed-edge graphene nanoribbons'
(Phys.org) -- Squashed nanotubes may be ripe with new possibilities for scientists, according to a new study by Rice University.
Electronic life on the edge: Scientists discover the edge states of graphene nanoribbons
(PhysOrg.com) -- As far back as the 1990s, long before anyone had actually isolated graphene a honeycomb lattice of carbon just one atom thick theorists were predicting extraordinary properties ...
Team aims to create graphene nanoribbon 'wires' capable of carrying information thousands of times faster
"Ballistic transport " – it sounds like a blast into the future. And it is.
A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- When most of us hear the word 'defect', we think of a problem that has to be solved. But a team of researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) created a new defect that just might ...
Researchers control conduction, surface states in topological insulator nanoribbons
In recent years, topological insulators have become one of the hottest topics in physics. These new materials act as both insulators and conductors, with their interior preventing the flow of electrical currents while their ...