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Microtube with built-in pump
Driven by natural or artificial sunlight, a novel 'microtube pump' transports water droplets over long distances. (2018-12-17)
New property revealed in graphene could lead to better performing solar panels
An international research team, co-led by a UC Riverside physicist, has discovered a new mechanism for ultra-efficient charge and energy flow in graphene, opening up opportunities for developing new types of light-harvesting devices. (2018-12-17)
For a longer battery life: Pushing lithium ion batteries to the next performance level
Conventional lithium ion batteries have reached performance limits. Freddy Kleitz from the University of Vienna and international colleagues have developed a new nanostructured anode material for lithium ion batteries, which extends the capacity and cycle life of the batteries. (2018-12-13)
New traffic rules in 'Graphene City'
In the drive to find new ways to extend electronics beyond the use of silicon, physicists are experimenting with other properties of electrons, beyond charge. (2018-12-06)
Molecular adlayer produced by dissolving water-insoluble nanographene in water
Even though nanographene is insoluble in water and organic solvents, Kumamoto University and Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers have found a way to dissolve it in water. (2018-12-05)
Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases
Graphene can determine whether cerebrospinal fluid comes from a person with ALS, MS or from someone without a neurodegenerative disease. (2018-12-05)
New graphene-based sensor design could improve food safety
In the US, more than 100 food recalls were issued in 2017 because of contamination from harmful bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella or E. coli. (2018-12-04)
Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'
The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced 'smart textiles' has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene. (2018-12-03)
Borophene advances as 2D materials platform
Physicists synthesized 2D atom-thin sheets of boron with large crystal domains, which are needed to make next-gen electronics. (2018-12-03)
Study unlocks full potential of 'supermaterial' graphene
New research reveals why the 'supermaterial' graphene has not transformed electronics as promised, and shows how to double its performance and finally harness its extraordinary potential. (2018-11-29)
Artificial magnetic field produces exotic behavior in graphene sheets
Theoretical physics discovery paves the way for future technological applications. (2018-11-29)
A starch and graphene hydrogel geared towards electrodes for brain implants is developed
The Materials + Technology research group at the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Engineering -- Gipuzkoa has, in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg, developed some hydrogels with potential biomedical applications. (2018-11-27)
NIST simulations suggest graphene can stretch to be a tunable ion filter
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have conducted simulations suggesting that graphene, in addition to its many other useful features, can be modified with special pores to act as a tunable filter or strainer for ions (charged atoms) in a liquid. (2018-11-26)
Racing electrons under control
The advantage is that electromagnetic light waves oscillate at petaherz frequency. (2018-11-26)
Researchers create new 'smart' material with potential biomedical, environmental uses
By combining seaweed-derived alginate with the nanomaterial graphene oxide, Brown University researchers have developed a new material that's durable and can respond dynamically to its environment. (2018-11-21)
'Magnetic topological insulator' makes its own magnetic field
A team of U.S. and Korean physicists has found the first evidence of a two-dimensional material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field. (2018-11-19)
Large, good-quality, monatomic sheets of germanene grown simply using annealing
Nagoya University-led researchers have found an easier, scalable way to produce high-quality 2D sheets of germanium, possibly paving the way to industrial-scale production and the advent of the next generation of electronics. (2018-11-15)
Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump
Rice University researchers combine epoxy with a tough graphene foam and carbon nanotube scaffold to build a resilient composite that's tougher and as conductive as other compounds but as light as pure epoxy. (2018-11-14)
NUS researchers offer solution in fight against fake graphene
A new study by researchers from the National University of Singapore has uncovered a major problem - a lack of graphene production standards has led to many cases of poor quality products from suppliers. (2018-11-13)
Detecting light in a different dimension
Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)--a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory--have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. (2018-11-13)
Graphene on the way to superconductivity
Scientists at HZB have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance. (2018-11-09)
Catalyzing CO2
One day in the not-too-distant future, the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry, rather than spewing into the atmosphere, could be captured and chemically transformed from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into industrial fuels or chemicals thanks to a system developed by Harvard researchers that can use renewable electricity to reduce carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide -- a key commodity used in a number of industrial processes. (2018-11-08)
Creating better devices: The etch stops here
A team of multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a new, more precise, method to create nanoscale-size electromechanical devices. (2018-11-08)
A bionic mushroom that generates electricity
In the quest to replace fossil fuels, scientists are always on the lookout for alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. (2018-11-07)
'Bionic mushrooms' fuse nanotech, bacteria and fungi
Researchers from Stevens Institute of Technology have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clusters of cyanobacteria that generate electricity and swirls of graphene nanoribbons that can collect the current. (2018-11-07)
Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuel
Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide. (2018-11-07)
Scientists shuffle the deck to create materials with new quantum behaviors
Generating complex multi-principle element TMDCs essential for the future development of new generations of quantum, electronic, and energy conversion materials is difficult. (2018-11-07)
Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: 'electron quantum metamaterials'
New materials are being synthesized by twisting and stacking atomically thin layers. (2018-11-05)
Exploring the structure and properties of new graphene-like polymers
A team of scientists from Siberian Federal University (SibFU) together with foreign colleagues described the structural and physical properties of a group of two-dimensional materials based on polycyclic molecules called circulenes. (2018-11-02)
Composite Materials special issue
In this special issue of Science, 'Composite Materials,' three Review articles overview the current applications, constraints and future opportunities for composite materials, those made from two or more materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties. (2018-11-01)
Flexy, flat and functional magnets
An international research team led by PARK Je-Geun at IBS Center for Correlated Electron Systems has just published a Perspective Review paper in Nature. (2018-10-31)
Nanotubes may give the world better batteries
Rice University scientists use thin films of multiwalled carbon nanotubes to keep lithium metal from sprouting dendrites, tentacle-like growths that can cause batteries to fail. (2018-10-25)
Deformation of nanotubes to control conductivity
Scientists from the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials together with their international colleagues have proved it possible to change the structural and conductive properties of nanotubes by stretching them. (2018-10-23)
Mussel-inspired defect engineering enhances the mechanical strength of graphene fibers
Researchers demonstrated the mussel-inspired reinforcement of graphene fibers for the improvement of different material properties. (2018-10-23)
How to mass produce cell-sized robots
MIT researchers have discovered a way to mass produce tiny, cell-sized robots that could be used for industrial or biomedical monitoring. (2018-10-23)
3D-printed supercapacitor electrode breaks records in lab tests
Scientists at UC Santa Cruz and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have reported unprecedented performance results for a supercapacitor electrode. (2018-10-18)
Producing defectless metal crystals of unprecedented size
IBS-CMCM researchers have published in Science about a new method to convert inexpensive polycrystalline metal foils to single crystals with superior properties. (2018-10-18)
Exploring new spintronics device functionalities in graphene heterostructures
Graphene Flagship researchers have shown in a paper published in Science Advances how heterostructures built from graphene and topological insulators have strong, proximity induced spin-orbit coupling which can form the basis of novel information processing technologies. (2018-10-16)
Blue phosphorus -- mapped and measured for the first time
Until recently, the existence of 'blue' phosphorus was pure theory: Now an HZB team was able to examine samples of blue phosphorus at BESSY II for the first time and confirm via mapping of their electronic band structure that this is actually this exotic phosphorus modification. (2018-10-15)
Arsenic for electronics
The discovery of graphene, a material made of one or very few atomic layers of carbon, started a boom. (2018-10-15)
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