Graphene
Asymmetric hot-carrier thermalization and broadband photoresponse in graphene-2D semiconductor lateral heterojunctions  Science Magazine · 3 days
The massless Dirac electron transport in graphene has led to a variety of unique light-matter interaction phenomena, which promise many novel optoelectronic applications. Most of the... more
Using carbon nanotubes to strengthen graphene-based membranes used for desalination  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers from China, the U.S. and Japan has developed a way to strengthen graphene-based membranes intended for use in desalination projects—by fortifying them with nanotubes.... more
Laser-induced graphene composites are eminently wearable  nanowerk · 3 days
To realize the commercial potential of graphene, for instance for wearable electronics, it is necessary to develop reliable, cost-effective and facile processes for the industry-scale fabrication of graphene-based devices. A novel solution involves the synthesis of... more
Graphene as an open-source material  TechCrunch · 3 days
The success of open-source methods that focus on decentralization and allows for open collaboration on projects brings to light the potential for its implementation in other areas. more
Large-area graphene-nanomesh/carbon-nanotube hybrid membranes for ionic and molecular nanofiltration  Science Magazine · 4 days
Nanoporous two-dimensional materials are attractive for ionic and molecular nanofiltration but limited by insufficient mechanical strength over large areas. We report a large-area graphene-nanomesh/single-walled carbon nanotube (GNM/SWNT) hybrid membrane with... more
Physics at the edge  nanowerk · 4 days
Condensed matter physicists take a step closer to building a graphene-based topological insulator. more
One step closer to graphene-based topological insulator  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In 2005, condensed matter physicists considered the fate of graphene at low temperatures. Their work led to the discovery of a new state of matter dubbed a 'topological insulator,' which would usher in a... more
Physicists take a step closer to building a graphene-based topological insulator  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In 2005, condensed matter physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele considered the fate of graphene at low temperatures. Their work led to the discovery of a... more
Octopus-inspired skin-adhesive sensors  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers demonstrate a facile, low-cost, scalable fabricating method for water-resistant and skin-adhesive wearable graphene-coated fabric sensors. more
Bioinspired Materials—Graphene-enabled nickel composites  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Bioinspired engineering strategies rely on achieving the combined biological properties of strength and toughness inherent in nature. Tissue engineers and materials scientists therefore aim to construct intelligent, hierarchical biomimetic structures from limited resources. As a representative material, natural nacre maintains... more
Researchers 'stretch' the ability of 2-D materials to change technology  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Two-dimensional (2-D) materials—as thin as a single layer of atoms—have intrigued scientists with their flexibility, elasticity, and unique electronic properties, as first discovered in materials such as graphene... more
Brillouin Medal awarded for graphene phonon research  nanowerk · 7 days
Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has received the Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society. more
Transport of a graphene nanosheet sandwiched inside cell membranes  Science Magazine · 1 week
The transport of nanoparticles at bio-nano interfaces is essential for many cellular responses and biomedical applications. How two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene and transition-metal dichalcogenides, diffuse along the cell membrane... more
Proof of sandwiched graphene-membrane superstructure opens up a membrane-specific drug delivery mode  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University (THU) report a sandwiched superstructure for graphene... more
Organic electronics: A new semiconductor in the carbon-nitride family  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Teams from Humboldt-Universität and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have explored a new material in the carbon-nitride family. Triazine-based graphitic carbon nitride (TGCN) is a semiconductor that should be highly suitable for... more
Flexible generators turn movement into energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have produced triboelectric nanogenerators with laser-induced graphene. The flexible devices turn movement into electrical energy and could enable wearable, self-powered sensors and devices. more
Bioinspired, graphene-enabled Ni composites with high strength and toughness  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Nature’s wisdom resides in achieving a joint enhancement of strength and toughness by constructing intelligent, hierarchical architectures from extremely limited resources. A representative example is nacre, in which a brick-and-mortar... more
Laser technique could unlock use of tough material for next-generation electronics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers used a laser technique to permanently stress graphene into a structure that allows the flow of electric current, which is necessary for the material to... more
Researchers make graphene tunable, opening up its band gap to a record 2.1 EV  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers show how a laser technique could permanently stress graphene into having a structure that allows the flow of electric... more
Atomic engineering with electric irradiation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Atomic engineering can selectively induce specific dynamics on single atoms followed by combined steps to form large-scale assemblies thereafter. In a new study now published in Science Advances, Cong Su and an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists in... more
Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on the 'nano water cube'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have created 'plumbene,' a 2D-honeycomb sheet of lead atoms. As a surprising by-product, the research group also observed a nanoscale palladium-lead Weaire-Phelan-like bubble structure in the palladium... more
Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyze the 'hydrogen evolution reaction,' which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. They designed a mathematically predicted graphene electrocatalyst,... more
Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity  nanowerk · 3 weeks
An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyse the 'hydrogen evolution reaction', which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. more
Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyse the hydrogen evolution reaction, which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. They designed a mathematically-predicted graphene electrocatalyst, and... more
Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on a 'nano water cube'  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Scientists have created 'plumbene', a 2D-honeycomb sheet of lead atoms. Plumbene has the largest spin-orbit interaction of any Group 14 elemental 2D material, potentially making it a robust... more
Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on the 'nano water cube'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Two-dimensional materials made of Group 14 elements, graphene's cousins, have attracted enormous interest in recent years because of their unique potential as useful topological insulators. more
Scientists create ultraviolet light on a graphene surface  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Ultraviolet light is used to kill bacteria and viruses, but UV lamps contain toxic mercury. A newly developed nanomaterial is changing that. more
New graphene-based adhesive biosensor inspired by octopus 'suckers'  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Wearable electronics that adhere to skin are an emerging trend in health sensor technology for their ability to monitor a variety of human activities, from heart rate to step count. But finding... more
Octopus-inspired wearable sensor  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Wearable electronics that adhere to skin are an emerging trend in health sensor technology for their ability to monitor a variety of human activities, from heart rate to step count. But finding the best way to stick a device to... more
Octopus-inspired wearable sensor  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Wearable electronics that adhere to skin are an emerging trend in health sensor technology for their ability to monitor a variety of human activities, from heart rate to step count. But finding the best way to stick a device to... more
Octopus-inspired wearable sensor  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers report the development of a graphene-based adhesive biosensor inspired by octopus 'suckers'. more
Graphene/carbon nanotube aerogels for ultrahigh energy-density Li-S batteries  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed high volumetric-energy-density and long-life lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries based on the free-standing, densely compact, and integrated cathode. more
Strain enables new applications of 2D materials  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Scientists are pleased to find that the application of mechanical strain appears to manipulate the conductivity of low-dimensional materials, including graphene. more
Infographic: Understanding graphene  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Nanowerk has put together an infographic that summarizes key properties, facts and application areas of graphene. more
Water nanodroplets zip across graphene faster than a cheetah  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a new study, researchers have propelled water nanodroplets across a graphene surface at speeds of up to 250 km (155 miles) per hour—which, for comparison, is about twice as... more
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