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University of Vienna Researchers Move Single Silicon Atoms in Graphene

University of Vienna Researchers Move Single Silicon Atoms in Graphene

Researchers from the University of Vienna have used single-layer graphene with silicon atoms embedded into its lattice in order to study the manipulation of single atoms. [More]
Mechanical Behaviour of Twinned Aluminium Discovered Using Nanoindentation Technique

Mechanical Behaviour of Twinned Aluminium Discovered Using Nanoindentation Technique

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University have revealed the work-hardening and plasticity properties of twinned aluminium with incoherent twin boundaries using an in situ nanoindentation technique. [More]
High-Strength, Non-Corrosive Graphene Paint for Varied Industrial Applications

High-Strength, Non-Corrosive Graphene Paint for Varied Industrial Applications

Researchers at the University of Manchester have discovered that graphene paint, which is a solution of graphene oxide, could provide a non-corrosive, chemically resistant, and impermeable coating for applications in a wide range of industries. [More]
Scientists Create Novel Materials with 3D Ceramic Nanolattices

Scientists Create Novel Materials with 3D Ceramic Nanolattices

Solids demonstrate unusual properties at the nanoscale. Scientists at Caltech have utilized this property to construct new materials with 3D ceramic nanolattices. [More]
Researchers Discover Excitonic Dark States in Tungsten Disulfide Monolayers

Researchers Discover Excitonic Dark States in Tungsten Disulfide Monolayers

Excitonic dark states in single atomic layers of tungsten disulfide have been revealed by a Berkeley Lab research team using two-photon excitation spectroscopy, uncovering the reason for the exotic optoelectronic properties of monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials. [More]
Researchers Cool Electrons at Room Temperature Using Nanoscale Structure

Researchers Cool Electrons at Room Temperature Using Nanoscale Structure

Researchers from the University of Texas (UT), Arlington have developed a new technique of cooling electrons to temperatures as low as -228°C at ambient conditions, without external cooling. [More]
Converting Industrial Waste into Nanostructured Aircraft Turbine Coatings

Converting Industrial Waste into Nanostructured Aircraft Turbine Coatings

Researchers at the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav) in Moneterrey have developed a nanostructured coating for aircraft turbines which can withstand temperatures greater than 1000°C. [More]
Scientists Combine Offbeat Carbon Structures to Form a Rectifier

Scientists Combine Offbeat Carbon Structures to Form a Rectifier

Scientists have collaborated to develop a molecular rectifier that can reduce the size of chip components to the size of molecules. Two unusual forms of carbon were joined to create the rectifier. One form of the carbon was like a diamond, while the other was like a soccer ball. [More]
European Researchers Successfully Synthesize Germanene - the 'Cousin' to Graphene

European Researchers Successfully Synthesize Germanene - the 'Cousin' to Graphene

A European research team has successfully synthesized germanene, a material considered to be a 'cousin of graphene.' Germanene is a 2D material that is anticipated to demonstrate remarkable optical and electrical properties. It is considered to hold significant potential for a wide range of applications in the electronics industry. [More]
Bottom-Up Fabrication Method Produces Defect-Free Graphene Nanoribbons

Bottom-Up Fabrication Method Produces Defect-Free Graphene Nanoribbons

Researchers from Tohoku University have developed a new method to produce defect-free graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). The technique produces GNRs with periodic zigzag-edge regions by using a bottom-up fabrication method. The length distribution and growth direction of the GNR are controlled by this method. [More]