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Nanosheet Flow Meters Find Sensor Stability

October 21, 2015

Nanosheets have a surface-texture advantage (image credit: Anna Demming) The ability to monitor fluid flow is crucial for a number of applications but current methods use ‘hot wires’ that are brittle and prone to break under operating [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...]

An Optical Sensor Platform Based on Nanopaper

August 7, 2015

Spots for individual assays made of nanopaper-based composites on a glass slide. (Image: Eden Morales-Narváez, Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia) Nanopaper, made from cellulose like traditional paper, shows much lower [more...]

ASU Engineers Create World First White Laser Beam

August 2, 2015

This schematic illustrates the novel nanosheet with three parallel segments created by the researchers, each supporting laser action in one of three elementary colors. The device is capable of lasing in any visible color, completely [more...]