Graphene under pressure
Aug 25, 2016
Small balloons made from one-atom-thick material graphene can withstand enormous pressures, much higher than those at the bottom of the deepest ocean, scientists at the University of Manchester report.
Nanoribbons in solutions mimic nature
Aug 15, 2016
Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) bend and twist easily in solution, making them adaptable for biological uses like DNA analysis, drug delivery and biomimetic applications, according to scientists at Rice University.
Spinning electrons could lead to new electronics
Aug 05, 2016
Among the unusual properties of graphene, one of the most exciting and least understood is the additional degree of freedom experienced by electrons.
Swapping substrates improves edges of graphene nanoribbons
Aug 01, 2016
It is now feasible to make a prized material for spintronic devices and semiconductors—monolayer graphene nanoribbons with zigzag edges.
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 ...