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New way to beat the heat in electronics

May 17, 2019

A nanocomposite invented at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics,…
In borophene, boundaries are no barrier

July 18, 2018

Borophene, the atomically flat form of boron with unique properties, is even more interesting when different forms of the…
An innovative approach to better energy storage

May 23, 2018

When it comes to cell phones, there are few things more frustrating than a short battery life. As…
This 2-D nanosheet expands like a Grow Monster

April 21, 2018

Grow Monsters. Expandable water toys. Whatever you call them, they’re plastic-like figurines that swell when placed in water.…
Scientists Develop Sugar-Coated Nanosheets to Selectively Target Pathogens

March 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials that can function like designer…
Energy storage solution combines polymers and nanosheets

August 1, 2017

A new, lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been experimentally…
Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production

February 1, 2016

After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin—Madison materials scientists believes the tiny sheets…
Newly Discovered ‘Design Rule’ Brings Nature-Inspired Nanostructures One Step Closer

October 8, 2015

Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature’s proteins, but are made of…
Sodium-ion hybrid capacitor as next-generation battery

April 9, 2015

Li-ion (lithium-ion) batteries, which power most portable electronics today, include precious elements such as lithium and cobalt. As…
Scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

March 24, 2015

University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser — using the thinnest semiconductor available today —…
New findings could point the way to “valleytronics”

December 16, 2014

New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of…
Engineers Improve Strength, Flexibility of Atom-Thick Films

November 13, 2014

Making a paper airplane in school used to mean trouble. Today it signals a promising discovery in materials…
Materials researchers get first look at atom-thin boundaries

November 12, 2014

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made the first direct observations of…
Unconventional photoconduction in an atomically thin semiconductor

October 8, 2014

It’s a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer…
$18-million NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights

October 6, 2014

Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice,…
Crumpled graphene could provide an unconventional energy storage

October 3, 2014

When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it’s about to be thrown away. But researchers…
Excitonic Dark States Shed Light on TMDC Atomic Layers

September 12, 2014

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of…
Peptoid Nanosheets at the Oil/Water Interface: New Route to Novel Family of Biomimetic Materials

September 5, 2014

From the people who brought us peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between air and water, now…
Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?

August 13, 2014

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting…
Bristling nanolayer: A new synthesis method enables the production of wafer-thin carbon layers

June 27, 2014

Scientists have developed a promising nanomaterial that may be adaptable for use in a wide range of applications.…
Fast pollutant degradation by nanosheets

June 18, 2013

Waste from textile and paint industries often contains organic dyes such as methylene blue as pollutants. Photocatalysis is…
Don’t cry over spilled oil – use nanosheets

May 1, 2013

We’re all too familiar with footage of ruptured tankers or busted rigs dumping millions of litres of oil…
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