News tagged with theoretical science

Mathematicians set world record in packing puzzle

( -- Finding the best way to pack the greatest quantity of a specifically shaped object into a confined space may sound simple, yet it consistently has led to deep mathematical concepts and practical applications, ...

dateAug 12, 2009 in Mathematics
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Stacking 2-D materials produces surprising results

( —Graphene has dazzled scientists, ever since its discovery more than a decade ago, with its unequalled electronic properties, its strength and its light weight. But one long-sought goal has proved elusive: how ...

dateMay 16, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Every atom counts in graphene formation

(—Like tiny ships finding port in a storm, carbon atoms dock with the greater island of graphene in a predictable manner. But until recent research by scientists at Rice University, nobody had the tools to make ...

dateSep 04, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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