Latest Boris Yakobson Stories

2014-02-04 11:11:54

Perfect sheets of diamond a few atoms thick appear to be possible even without the big squeeze that makes natural gems.

2012-12-17 14:24:54

A new material structure predicted at Rice University offers the tantalizing possibility of a signal path smaller than the nanowires for advanced electronics now under development at Rice and elsewhere.

In Graphene Formation Every Atom Counts
2012-09-04 12:28:05

Rice University lab's nanoreactor theory could advance quality of material's growth

2012-01-30 10:44:54

The Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, has experimentally confirmed a theory by Rice University Professor Boris Yakobson that foretold a pair of interesting properties about nanotube growth: That the chirality of a nanotube controls the speed of its growth, and that armchair nanotubes should grow the fastest.

Graphene Rips Follow Rules
2012-01-06 04:36:00

Research from Rice University and the University of California at Berkeley may give science and industry a new way to manipulate graphene, the wonder material expected to play a role in advanced electronic, mechanical and thermal applications.

2011-08-05 14:01:47

Rice University materials scientists have made a fundamental discovery that could make it easier for engineers to build electronic circuits out of the much-touted nanomaterial graphene.

2010-12-06 23:20:44

New research at Rice University could ultimately show scientists the way to make batches of nanotubes of a single type.

2010-09-30 19:49:25

New research by Rice University scientists suggests that a class of material known as metallacarborane could store hydrogen at or better than benchmarks set by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program for 2015.

2010-05-26 11:29:46

Graphane is the material of choice for physicists on the cutting edge of materials science, and Rice University researchers are right there with the pack – and perhaps a little ahead.

2009-07-28 09:20:00

New video showing the atom-by-atom growth of carbon nanotubes reveals they rotate as they grow, much like the halting motion of a mechanical clock's second hand.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.