September 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. have devised a strategy that gives new use to diatom shells, using the silica shells as scaffolds for building atomic sheets of molybdenum disulfide.
September 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University and Korea Institute of Science & Technology are working together to develop new materials into incredibly thin and lightweight films than can more effectively block electromagnetic radiation.
September 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas) aren’t missing out on graphene’s skeletal potential—using spark plasma sintering of graphene flakes, the researchers fabricated 3-D porous solids from that they say will make an excellent bone replacement material.
September 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the Australian National University developed a new spray-on, plastic-based coating that could be used to waterproof cell phones, prevent ice formation on airplanes, and protect boat hulls against corrosion.
September 6th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
When it comes to high-performance transistors, silicon’s been the go-to material. But recently, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say carbon nanotube transistors have, for the first time, outperformed silicon
August 30th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers continue to make strides in the mission to commercialize graphene so the advanced material can be put to work in real-world ways. Check out these three graphene-related research developments generating buzz this week.
August 12th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the University of Cambridge in England are taking an in-depth look at the way in which information is processed and transmitted in electronic devices. They've developed a miniature electro-optical switch that they say can boost the power and efficiency of small electronics.
August 5th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Many existing electronic devices use rigid, inorganic materials. So researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea are looking for ways to make electronic devices out of soft, organic materials instead.
August 2nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a novel method for creating skin-like transparent oxide thin-film transistors that they say will revolutionize wearable displays for consumer electronics.
July 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of California Riverside and the University of Georgia say they’ve integrated graphene with tantalum sulfide and hexagonal boron nitride to create the first useful device that exploits the potential of charge-density waves to modulate an electrical current through a 2-D material.