Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

The ultimate degree of control for engineering would be the ability to create and manipulate materials at the most basic level, fabricating devices atom by atom with precise control.

Blue phosphorus—mapped and measured for the first time

Until recently, the existence of 'blue' phosphorus was pure theory. Now, an HZB team has examined samples of blue phosphorus at BESSY II for the first time and mapped their electronic band structure. They report that it represents ...

A chemically functional phosphorus version of natural rubber

Goodyear's 1839 discovery of the vulcanization of natural rubber obtained from rubber trees marks the beginning of the modern rubber industry. A variety of synthetic rubber products were subsequently developed. In the journal ...

Hands-off approach to silicon chips

The possibility of looking inside silicon chips to see their tiny working parts, without damaging the chips, is a step closer thanks to an international team led by scientists at the LCN.

Black phosphorus doesn't mind de-aerated water

Researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), within the Institute for Basic Science(IBS) have discovered that one of graphene's competitors, black phosphorus, is inert to water deprived of oxygen, ...

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