Effective plasmonic generation brings scientists closer to creating ultracompact light-based computers
Sep 30, 2016
Researchers from MIPT's Laboratory of 2-D Materials, Optoelectronics, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, and Tohoku University (Japan) have theoretically demonstrated the possibility of creating compact sources ...
Travelling through the body with graphene
Sep 28, 2016
For the first time researchers succeeded to place a layer of graphene on top of a stable fatty lipid monolayer. Surrounded by a protective shell of lipids graphene could enter the body and function as a versatile sensor. ...
New analysis finds way to safely conduct heat from graphene to biological tissues
Sep 23, 2016
In the future, our health may be monitored and maintained by tiny sensors and drug dispensers, deployed within the body and made from graphene—one of the strongest, lightest materials in the world. Graphene is composed ...
Researchers develop more efficient, reliable means of electrically contacting graphene
Sep 20, 2016
Researchers from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) devised a new way to electrically contact graphene with liquid metals rather than typical rigid electrodes such as gold and silver. Using this ...
Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries
Sep 20, 2016
The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal cords in people, according to Rice chemist James ...
Direct observation of graphene decoupling on Cu(111)
Sep 20, 2016
A recent quantum mechanical study of graphene by a research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has elucidated the intercalation mechanism and pathways for graphene decoupling ...
Diamond proves useful material for growing graphene
Sep 19, 2016
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 ...
Physicists observe spontaneous mechanical buckling in freestanding graphene
Sep 14, 2016
An international team of physicists, led by researchers at the University of Arkansas, has observed spontaneous mechanical buckling in freestanding graphene using scanning tunneling microscopy, indicating it has potential ...
Porphyrins can be covalently attached to graphene edges
Sep 12, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—Researchers from Technische Universität München in Germany have succeeded in covalently binding porphine to the edge of a graphene sheet on a Ag(111) substrate using surface-assisted covalent coupling. This ...
Atomic scale pipes available on demand and by design
Sep 07, 2016
Materials containing tiny capillaries and cavities are widely used in filtration, separation and many other technologies, without which our modern lifestyle would be impossible. Those materials are usually found by luck or ...