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Considered by many as the most promising material of the future, graphene still remains an expensive and hard-to-fabricate substance.
A team of U.S. and Chinese researchers are claiming that they have developed a new type of graphene that could prevent laptops and other electronic devices from overheating.
GLEN ALLEN, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here, today announced a new report that continues the firm's coverage of emerging electronic materials markets.
Hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, is normally an insulating gas, but at high pressures it may turn into a superconductor.
By Peng, J Z Yang, X Z; Zhou, F C; Gray, M F According to the average lattice and atom model of the empirical electron theory (EET) of solids and molecules, effects of interstitial impurities on valence electron structures (VESs) and phase transformation of Ti-Al alloys are analysed.
Hydrogen could be a clean, abundant energy source, but it's difficult to store in bulk. In new research, materials scientists at Rice University have made the surprising discovery that tiny carbon capsules called buckyballs are so strong they can hold volumes of hydrogen nearly as dense as those at the center of Jupiter.
Graphite (named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789, from the Greek Î³ÏÎ±Ï†ÎµÎ¹Î½: "to draw/write", for its use in pencils) is one of the allotropes of carbon. Unlike diamond, graphite is a conductor, and can be used, for instance, as the material in the electrodes of an electrical arc lamp. Occurrence Associated minerals include: quartz, calcite, micas, iron meteorites and tourmalines. Notable occurrences include New York and Texas in the USA, Russia, Mexico, Greenland,...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.