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MIT Researchers Make New Graphene Discovery

January 15, 2017

Graphehe gyroid (Image Credit: Zhao Qin, MIT)   Researchers from MIT have created a new material that is actually stronger than graphene – making it 10 times stronger than steel, with only five percent of its density The research [more...]

A Graphene Window to Better Microfluidics

September 5, 2016

Working with protein microcrystals can be an enormously challenging endeavor. Aside from their extremely small size, microcrystals can be delicate, difficult to handle, and susceptible to radiation damage from x-ray diffraction studies. [more...]

Rice, Penn State Open Center for 2-D Coatings

August 16, 2015

An atom-thick Rice Owl (scale bar equals 100 micrometers) created in 2013 demonstrated an ability to make fine patterns in a hybrid graphene/hexagonal boron nitride material. Rice researchers led by materials scientists Jun Lou and [more...]

Graphene for Nanopore-based DNA Sequencing

May 8, 2015

Fig.1 Optical and schematic images of a GFET device A research team led by Steven Prawer and Jiri Cervenka at the University of Melbourne, Australia fabricated a graphene field-effect transistor (GFET)—a layer of graphene atop a layer of [more...]

Graphene Structures Created with 3D Printing

February 21, 2015

Image Credit: Advanced Materials/Esther García-Tuñon et al. Researchers have created a graphene composite paste that can be 3D printed into complex, patterned structures. Super-strong, super-light, durable-yet-flexible two-dimensional [more...]

Manipulating nanoribbons at the molecular level

January 16, 2015

Figure 1: Bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons from molecular building blocks 1 and 2. (a) The resulting ribbon, or heterojunction, has varied widths as a result of different width molecules 1 and 2. (b) Scanning transmission [more...]

Optimizing Graphene Characterization

November 16, 2014

Graphene is an atomic-scale honeycomb latticemade of carbon atoms (Credit: Wikipedia)  Before 2004, when Geim and Novoselov demonstrated the existence of graphene, a single-atomic-layer-thick crystal of carbon, physicists didn’t believe [more...]