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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...

2012-02-01 20:36:10

Rice University lab uses nanoparticles to increase thermal properties of transformer oil Rice University scientists have created a nano-infused oil that could greatly enhance the ability of devices as large as electrical transformers and as small as microelectronic components to shed excess heat. Research in the lab of Rice materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan, which appears in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano, could raise the efficiency of such transformer oils by as much...

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...

2011-08-05 00:00:30

Diamond Tool Products Leader Adds Profile Prints to Website, Increases Workforce by 15 Percent This Year to Keep Up With Demand New Haven, Ind. (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 The Continental Diamond Tool Corporation has added profile prints to the product line on its website. By providing thorough, detailed product information, the prints ensure ordering accuracy and make it easier for customers to get the exact custom diamond tool products they need, including diamond cup wheels, diamond cutoff...

2011-06-29 12:08:54

Berkeley Lab Researchers Find New Way to Mass Produce High Quality Boron Nitride Nanoribbons For Hollywood celebrities, the term "splitsville" usually means "check your prenup." For scientists wanting to mass-produce high quality nanoribbons from boron nitride nanotubes, "splitsville" could mean "happily ever after." Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, working with scientists at Rice University, have...

2011-02-04 00:52:47

Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies A new way of splitting layered materials to give atom thin "nanosheets" has been discovered. This has led to a range of novel two-dimensional nanomaterials with chemical and electronic properties that have the potential to enable new electronic and energy storage technologies. The collaborative* international research led by the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and the...

2010-07-29 16:54:05

Hexagonal boron nitride sheets may help graphene supplant silicon What researchers might call "white graphene" may be the perfect sidekick for the real thing as a new era unfolds in nanoscale electronics. But single-atom-thick layers of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), the material under intense study at Rice University's world-class Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, are likely to find some macro applications as well. Researchers in the lab of Pulickel Ajayan, Rice's...

2010-03-25 09:54:25

ORNL Z-contrast microscope first to resolve, identify individual light atoms OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Using the latest in aberration-corrected electron microscopy, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their colleagues have obtained the first images that distinguish individual light atoms such as boron, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. The ORNL images were obtained with a Z-contrast scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Individual atoms of carbon,...

2010-03-01 15:32:24

One-atom-thick sheet offers new microelectronic possibilities Rice University researchers have found a way to stitch graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) into a two-dimensional quilt that offers new paths of exploration for materials scientists. The technique has implications for application of graphene materials in microelectronics that scale well below the limitations of silicon determined by Moore's Law. New research from the lab of Pulickel Ajayan, Rice's Benjamin M. and Mary...

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2010-01-15 13:10:00

Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are the divas of the nanoworld. In possession of alluring properties, they are also notoriously temperamental compared to their carbon-based cousins. On the plus side, they can withstand incredibly high heat, well over 1,100 degrees Celsius, says Yoke Khin Yap, an associate professor of physics at Michigan Technological University. "Carbon nanotubes would burn like charcoal in a barbecue at half of those temperatures," he says. And the electrical properties of...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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