News tagged with boron nitride

Building crystals on a very hot surface

A KAUST chemical reactor that operates at extremely high temperatures could improve the efficiency and economy of a commonly used process in the semiconductor industry, with benefits for Saudi Arabia's chemical industry.

dateApr 19, 2018 in Materials Science
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How to cool a smartphone

NUST MISIS scientists have developed composites that conduct heat many times better than their counterparts and are even subject to simple and cheap processing. By using the newly obtained technology in modern electronics, ...

dateApr 04, 2018 in Materials Science
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Smallest ever sieve separates atoms

Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered that the naturally occurring gaps between individual layers of two-dimensional materials can be used as a sieve to separate different atoms.

dateMar 20, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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Quantum bits in two dimensions

Two novel materials, each composed of a single atomic layer and the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope, are the ingredients for a novel kind of quantum dot. These extremely small nanostructures allow delicate control ...

dateMar 20, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Researchers turn light upside down

Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain) and collaborators have reported in Science the development of a so-called hyperbolic metasurface on which light propagates with completely reshaped wafefronts. This scientific ...

dateFeb 23, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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A new radiation detector made from graphene

Graphene is a remarkable material: light, strong, transparent and electrically conductive. It can also convert heat to electricity. Researchers have recently exploited this thermoelectric property to create a new kind of ...

dateFeb 06, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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