By manipulating the wrinkles which can form in graphene, researchers at the Surface and Interface Science Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan, believe the two-dimensional structure could be used as a semiconductor. Graphene is a thin layer of pure carbon – a single, tightly-packed layer of carbon atoms that are bonded together in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. This […]
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Scientists have demonstrated how it is possible to make large-scale graphene. One of the biggest problems with graphene, the world’s strongest, lightest and thinnest material, is making it big enough for it to have any serious potential. Researchers so far have been limited to using small flakes. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge […]
The performance of 2-dimensional material MoS2 (molybdenum disulfide) can be significantly improved by encapsulation in boron nitride, say scientists from the US, Japan, Denmark and South Korea. Two years ago, Wang Fong-Jen, James Hone, and colleagues at Columbia University explained that Graphene’s performance could be improved dramatically by encapsulating it in boron nitride, an insulating […]
A method to increase how much electric charge graphene can store has been discovered by a team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego. They found that charged defects may be useful for energy storage. Graphene, the strongest material known to science, 200 times stronger than steel, is also the thinnest and lightest material […]
Graphene is able to convert light to electricity at ultra-fast speeds, which could have a major impact on several technologies, ranging from solar cells to cameras. It could also take data communication applications to their next level, since it allows for information carried by light to be converted into electrical data that can be processed […]
Graphene, which is 100 times stronger than steel, and conducts heat and electricity with spectacular efficiency, is set to take spintronic devices to the next level, opening opportunities for the manufacturing of much faster and vastly more energy-efficient processors and memory in computers, say Swedish researchers. Large area graphene can maintain electronic spin over a […]