Forget about Kevlar; graphene may be the new bullet-proof material. Scientists have taken a new look at graphene's strength by shooting it with microbullets.
Scientists have found that by crumpling a sheet of graphene "paper," it actually takes on new properties that could be useful for creating extremely stretchable supercapacitors to store energy for flexible electronic devices.
Scientists have created a new detector that may eventually lead to a generation of devices that can peer below the surface of bodies, walls and other objects. Using graphene, scientists have constructed a prototype detector that can see a broad band of wavelengths.
Scientists may have found a way to create some of the thinnest, smallest wires ever made. Using a finely focused electron beam, researchers created flexible metallic wires only three atoms wide.
Scientists have developed a new version of "spaser" technology that could result in mobile phones that are so small, efficient and flexible, that they could be printed on your clothing.
Fabricating functional nano-devices is an ultimate goal of nanotechnology. Atomic-scale modification and sculpting of materials can enable nano-machines with wide-varying application potential in biological (medical) and chemical (trace sensing) uses.
Perfect sheets of diamond a few atoms thick appear to be possible even without the big squeeze that makes natural gems.
In the unusually warm winter that bridges the years 2013 and 2014, graphene continues to be a hot topic of investigation - and we mean "hot" in the physics sense.
Inspired by the ancient food art of 'blown sugar', Bando and his team reasoned that the strutted, coherent nature of conjoined bubbles would lend itself to strength and conductivity if graphene could be structured in the same way.
The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene -- the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon -- promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact ...
New approach to use of 2-D carbon material opens up unexpected properties, could unleash new uses.