News tagged with silicon atom

Defect-free coatings for silicon spheres

The prototype kilogram – to which all scales are calibrated to – is losing weight. International efforts are striving to redefine the base unit for measuring mass and, in future, redefine the kilogram on natural constants. ...

dateJul 04, 2017 in Engineering
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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.

dateJul 03, 2017 in Nanophysics
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How gold binds to silicone rubber

Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms do not easily bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have now modified short-chain silicones ...

dateJun 14, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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Graphene on silicon carbide can store energy

By introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have increased the capacity of the material to store electrical charge. This result, which has ...

dateMay 23, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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Researchers 'iron out' graphene's wrinkles

From an electron's point of view, graphene must be a hair-raising thrill ride. For years, scientists have observed that electrons can blitz through graphene at velocities approaching the speed of light, far faster than they ...

dateApr 03, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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