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Light Triggers Ripples In Crystals
2014-03-07 11:09:39

University of California - San Diego First propagating surface phonon polaritons in a van der Waals crystal Light can trigger coordinated, wavelike motions of atoms in atom-thin layers of crystal, scientists have shown. The waves, called phonon polaritons, are far shorter than light waves and can be "tuned" to particular frequencies and amplitudes by varying the number of layers of crystal, they report in the early online edition of Science March 7. These properties - observed in...

New Boron Nanomaterial Could Be A Very Real Possibility
2014-01-28 10:55:00

Brown University Graphene, a sheet of carbon one atom thick, may soon have a new nanomaterial partner. In the lab and on supercomputers, chemical engineers have determined that a unique arrangement of 36 boron atoms in a flat disc with a hexagonal hole in the middle may be the preferred building blocks for “borophene.” Findings are reported in Nature Communications. Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally that a boron-based competitor to graphene is a very real...

Scientists Accidentally Discover Worlds Thinnest Glass
2013-09-12 14:58:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Cornell University and the University of Ulm in Germany happened upon a world record-setting discovery. A stroke of good luck led scientists to find the world’s thinnest piece of glass, measuring only two atoms thick. The glass was understandably easy to miss and was only seen when viewed through an electron microscope. The scientists called the team from Guinness World Records, which titled their discovery...

2013-07-08 14:20:42

Boron arsenide may be of potential interest for cooling applications An unlikely material, cubic boron arsenide, could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity – on par with the industry standard set by costly diamond – researchers report in the current issue of the journal Physical Review Letters. The discovery that the chemical compound of boron and arsenic could rival diamond, the best-known thermal conductor, surprised the team of...

2013-05-22 23:24:24

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM), a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, has selected SpecialChem's Commercial Acceleration Solutions to support growth of its boron nitride (BN) powders for use in thermally conductive plastics Strongsville, Ohio (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM), a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, has selected SpecialChem's Commercial Acceleration Solutions to support growth of its boron nitride (BN)...

Fine Patterns That Combine Single-atom-thick Graphene And Boron Nitride Created By Researchers
2013-01-28 08:00:21

Rice University Rice University scientists have taken an important step toward the creation of two-dimensional electronics with a process to make patterns in atom-thick layers that combine a conductor and an insulator. The materials at play — graphene and hexagonal boron nitride — have been merged into sheets and built into a variety of patterns at nanoscale dimensions. Rice introduced a technique to stitch the identically structured materials together nearly three years...

2012-03-30 08:12:44

University of Arizona physicists are making discoveries that may advance electronic circuit technology Graphite, more commonly known as pencil lead, could become the next big thing in the quest for smaller and less power-hungry electronics. Resembling chicken wire on a nano scale, graphene — single sheets of graphite — is only one atom thick, making it the world's thinnest material. Two million graphene sheets stacked up would not be as thick as a credit card. The tricky...


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