Novel self-assembly can tune the electronic properties of graphene
Jul 27, 2016
In what could prove to be a significant advance in fabricating new technologies, scientists discovered a new self-assembly mechanism that surprisingly drives negatively charged molecules to clump together to form islands ...
Disposable, ultrafast optical humidity sensors provide better moisture control for manufacturing and storage
Jul 27, 2016
A*STAR researchers have designed a low-cost, stable and ultrafast responsive sensor that is easy to manufacture, overcoming the challenge of producing a simple, fast and highly sensitive version.
Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water
Jul 26, 2016
Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nanocellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and flexible, conducting heat and electricity quickly and efficiently.
Graphene partnership could deliver lighter planes
Jul 25, 2016
A major Chinese investment in graphene research plans to deliver lighter, better performing aircraft and high-speed trains.
Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene
Jul 22, 2016
A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State. In this case, doping refers to introducing ...
Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites
Jul 21, 2016
Adapting an old trick used for centuries by both metalsmiths and pastry makers, a team of researchers at MIT has found a way to efficiently create composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick ...
Images made of relativistic electrons trapped in graphene quantum dots
Jul 15, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of California, MIT, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan has created images of relativistic electrons trapped ...
'Rivet graphene' proves its mettle: Toughened material is easier to handle, useful for electronics
Jul 14, 2016
Nanoscale "rivets" give graphene qualities that may speed the wonder material's adoption in products like flexible, transparent electronics, according to researchers at Rice University.
Poking graphene results in peeling and self-assembly of ribbons
Jul 14, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Trinity College in Ireland has found that graphene sheets are capable of spontaneous tearing when heated, which results in peeling and the creation of ribbons. In their paper published ...
Germs add ripples to make 'groovy' graphene
Jul 11, 2016
Graphene, a two-dimensional wonder-material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal chicken-wire pattern, has attracted intense interest for its phenomenal ability to conduct electricity. Now University ...