News tagged with carbon atoms

The case of the missing diamonds

It all began innocently enough. Tyrone Daulton, a physicist with the Institute for Materials Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, was studying stardust, tiny specks of heat-resistant minerals thought ...

dateDec 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Making flawless graphene coatings

Graphene, the ultra-thin wonder material just a single carbon atom in thickness, holds the promise of such impressive applications as wear-resistant, friction-free coatings. But first manufacturers have to be able to produce ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Diamond proves useful material for growing graphene

Graphene is the stuff of the future. For years, researchers and technologists have been predicting the utility of the one-atom-thick sheets of pure carbon in everything from advanced touch screens and semiconductors to long-lasting ...

dateSep 19, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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