Probing atomic chicken wire

Graphene — a sheet of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal, chicken wire structure — holds great promise for microelectronics. Only one atom thick and highly conductive, graphene may one day replace conventional silicon microchips, making device…

A paperweight for platinum

RICHLAND, Wash. — A new combination of nanoparticles and graphene results in a more durable catalytic material for fuel cells, according to work published today online at the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The catalytic material is n…

Graphene and ‘spintronics’ combo looks promising

Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2011) — A team of physicists has taken a big step toward the development of useful graphene spintronic devices. The physicists, from the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Science and Technology of C…

Physicists use graphene to decode DNA

Genome sequencing will have a profound effect on our understanding of genetic biology and could usher in a day when doctor and patient are able to review individual genome sequences to fully personalise medical treatment.
As the X PRIZE FOU…

Water could hold answer to graphene nanoelectronics

Troy, N.Y. — Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new method for using water to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene, opening the door to new graphene-based transistors and nanoelectronics.
By exposing a …

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