News tagged with boron atoms

Atomic-scale ping-pong

New experiments by researchers at the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester have shed more light on the gas flow through tiny, angstrom-sized channels with atomically flat walls.

dateJun 20, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Individual impurity atoms detectable in graphene

A team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to obtain clear images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces measured in the graphene's ...

dateApr 13, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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Generation of a stable biradical

Boron has a range of uses, from laundry bleaches to heat-proof glass and ceramics. Chemists at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany, have a particular interest in the chemistry of this element ...

dateMar 23, 2018 in Materials Science
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New material can switch stiction and wetting

TU Wien (Vienna), KU Leuven and the University of Zürich have discovered a robust surface whose adhesive and wetting properties can be switched using electricity. This remarkable result is featured on the cover of Nature ...

dateJun 29, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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