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2012-01-09 12:01:41

In a report published in Nature Physics, they used graphene, the world's thinnest and strongest material, and made it magnetic. Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a chicken wire structure. In its pristine state, it exhibits no signs of the conventional magnetism usually associated with such materials as iron or nickel. Demonstrating its remarkable properties won Manchester researchers the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. This latest research led by Dr Irina Grigorieva and...

Award-Winning Apple Designer Ive Knighted In The UK
2012-01-02 05:12:23

The British-born designer of some of Apple's most successful products, including the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad, was honored with a knighthood by the Queen during a ceremony this past weekend, various media outlets have reported. Jonathan "Jony" Ive, 44, currently serves as the Cupertino, California company's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, according to Telegraph Technology Editor Shane Richmond. Ive, who was born in Chingford, north London, and studied at the University...

2011-11-07 16:45:22

How massless electrons tunnel through energy barriers in a carbon sheet called graphene Electrons moving in graphene behave in an unusual way, as demonstrated by 2010 Nobel Prize laureates for physics Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who performed transport experiments on this one-carbon-atom-thick material. A review article, just published in EPJ B´, explores the theoretical and experimental results to date of electrons tunneling through energy barriers in graphene. As good an...

2011-10-10 09:22:16

The world's thinnest, strongest and most conductive material, discovered in 2004 at the University of Manchester by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, has the potential to revolutionize material science. Demonstrating the remarkable properties of graphene won the two scientists the Nobel Prize for Physics last year and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has just announced plans for a £50m graphene research hub to be set up. Now, writing in the journal...

Graphene Shows Promise In Future Technology
2011-08-31 05:00:44

  Research published in the journal Nature Communication states that graphene, the world´s thinnest material at one atom thick and 100 times stronger than steel, has been set up to produce electric energy. According to Reuters, previous research has shown that electrical power can be generated by placing two closely spaced metallic wires on top of graphene and shining light on the structure, making a simple solar cell. The researchers, Nobel Prize winning scientists Andre Geim...

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2011-08-05 12:50:00

Rice University researchers recently proved how a box of girl scout cookies could be worth $15 billion. The researchers invited a troop of Houston Girl Scouts over to the lab to show how scientists can make graphene out of just about anything with carbon. The scientists described in the journal ACS Nano how graphene can be made from just about any carbon source, including food, insects and waste. The venture started when Rice University chemist James Tour was dared during a meeting at his...

2011-07-25 14:17:46

Writing in the journal Nature Physics, the academics, who discovered the world's thinnest material at The University of Manchester in 2004, have revealed more about its electronic properties. Research institutes and universities around the world are already looking at ways to build devices such as touch-screens, ultrafast transistors and photodetectors. Now the research from the creators of the material promises to accelerate that research, and potentially open up countless more electronic...

2011-07-05 23:07:59

Graphene, discovered in 2004 at The University of Manchester by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, is one of the world's most versatile materials, and is already being used in such varied applications as touch screens, transistors and aircraft wings. Researchers from the University are presenting the vast potential of the wonder material at the Royal Society's annual Summer Science Exhibition which opens today (5 July 2010). The display aims to tell the remarkable story of...

2011-04-14 21:12:31

University of Maryland researchers have discovered a way to control magnetic properties of graphene that could lead to powerful new applications in magnetic storage and magnetic random access memory. The finding by a team of Maryland researchers, led by Physics Professor Michael S. Fuhrer of the UMD Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials is the latest of many amazing properties discovered for graphene. A honeycomb sheet of carbon atoms just one atom thick, graphene is the basic...

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2011-03-21 07:10:14

By Jennifer Marcus, UCLA Physicists at UCLA set out to design a better transistor and ended up discovering a new way to think about the structure of space. Space is usually considered infinitely divisible "” given any two positions, there is always a position halfway between. But in a recent study aimed at developing ultra-fast transistors using graphene, researchers from the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy and the California NanoSystems Institute show that dividing space into...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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