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Scientists Discover Method to Produce Ultra-Thin Diamond Nanothreads

Scientists Discover Method to Produce Ultra-Thin Diamond Nanothreads

A team of researchers at Penn State University have created a new method to produce ultra-thin ‘diamond nanothreads’. This material is expected to possess exceptional stiffness and strength compared to existing high strength polymers and nanotubes. [More]
Phase-Change Materials Set to Replace Silicon Computer Parts

Phase-Change Materials Set to Replace Silicon Computer Parts

Phase-Change Materials (PCMs), which have been around since the 1960s when they were used in optical-memory devices, are currently being adapted for electronic-memory operations and are set to replace silicon-aided flash memory in smartphones. [More]
Discovery of New Star-Shaped Molecule Could Help Develop Artificial Molecular Chainmail

Discovery of New Star-Shaped Molecule Could Help Develop Artificial Molecular Chainmail

A new star-shaped molecule has been produced at The University of Manchester. It is considered to be the most complex molecule of its type to be ever created. [More]
Researchers Develop Highly Sensitive Graphene Biosensor

Researchers Develop Highly Sensitive Graphene Biosensor

A team of researchers from the University of Swansea have developed a highly sensitive graphene biosensor with the capability to detect molecules which show signs of increased cancer risk. [More]
Nanoscale Device Controls Curvature of Ripples in Freestanding Graphene

Nanoscale Device Controls Curvature of Ripples in Freestanding Graphene

A collaborative group of physicists from around the globe has found that the curvature of ripples in freestanding graphene can be controlled by the application of heat. This study provides insight into how temperature affects the dynamics of the two-dimensional material. [More]
Correlated Oxides Hold Promise as Semiconductors for Future 3D Integrated Circuits

Correlated Oxides Hold Promise as Semiconductors for Future 3D Integrated Circuits

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have engineered correlated oxide, a quantum material, to perform on par with silicon switches. [More]
Researchers Use Lasers to Cool Twisted Bi-Layer Graphene

Researchers Use Lasers to Cool Twisted Bi-Layer Graphene

Researchers at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that laser could be used to cool graphene by stacking special graphene sheets in a specific manner. This would help cool graphene electronic devices allowing it to run faster, with better performance. [More]
Modified Graphene Nanoribbon Deicing Film Allows Passage of Radio Frequencies

Modified Graphene Nanoribbon Deicing Film Allows Passage of Radio Frequencies

Scientists at Rice University lab have modified graphene nanoribbon deicing film designed for radar domes to now suit applications on glass. This technology may help keep glass surfaces of automobile windshields, large buildings and other similar applications, free from ice formation, while remaining transparent to radio frequencies. [More]
Researchers Communicate with Atoms Using Sound

Researchers Communicate with Atoms Using Sound

Chalmers researchers have demonstrated the possibility of communicating with an atom using sound. They have successfully coupled acoustic waves to an artificial atom. [More]
New Insight into the Rapid Charging and Draining of Lithium Batteries

New Insight into the Rapid Charging and Draining of Lithium Batteries

Researchers from the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are challenging the prevailing view that the rapid charging and draining of lithium ion batteries is damaging and have discovered a new way to think about battery degradation. [More]