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2009-12-17 14:03:00

Graphene -- A single-atom-thick sheet of carbon, like those seen in pencil marks -- offers great potential for new types of nanoscale devices, if a good way can be found to mold the material into desired shapes. Chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago say it's possible, reporting that graphene can become quite pliable using only a nanodroplet of water to do the job. "Up until now, it wasn't thought we could controllably fold these structures," said Petr Král, assistant...

2009-09-03 11:14:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Nanoparticle News Review, 2008 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0100072/Nanoparticle-News-Review-2008.html The scope of this report is broad and includes: An in-depth assessment of the investment patterns in the global nanotechnology industry Emerging technologies within the nanotech field Descriptions of the most active organizations within the industry and...

2009-07-26 14:51:15

Study is first to experimentally quantify thermal contraction of graphene Graphene is nature's thinnest elastic material and displays exceptional mechanical and electronic properties. Its one-atom thickness, planar geometry, high current-carrying capacity and thermal conductivity make it ideally suited for further miniaturizing electronics through ultra-small devices and components for semiconductor circuits and computers. But one of graphene's intrinsic features is ripples, similar to those...

2009-07-14 08:36:20

Three U.S. professors have co-invented a remote process for filling hollow carbon molecules called fullerenes with radioactive metals. Virginia Polytechnic Institute Professor Harry Dorn, Emory University and Henry College Professor James Duchamp and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Professor Panos Fatouros are the co-inventors of the process that can fill fullerenes with atoms of various metals. Dorn said an important example of the use of the process is a fullerene...

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2009-07-08 07:20:00

 Virginia Tech chemistry Professor Harry C. Dorn, Emory and Henry College chemistry Professor James Duchamp, and Panos Fatouros, professor and chair of the Division of Radiation Physics and Biology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have co-invented a hands-off process for filling fullerenes with radio-active material.Fullerenes are hollow carbon molecules. Dorn has created new materials by filling them with atoms of various metals. An important example is a...

2009-06-11 14:12:29

U.S. scientists have formed interconnected carbon nanostructures on graphene substrates in a study that might lead to new carbon-based devices. The researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Sandia National Laboratories and Rice University said the simple assembly process involves heating few-layer graphene sheets to sublimation using electric current. Curvy nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes and fullerenes have extraordinary properties, the scientists said, but are extremely...

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2009-06-10 15:40:00

 Engineers from the University of Pennsylvania, Sandia National Laboratories and Rice University have demonstrated the formation of interconnected carbon nanostructures on graphene substrate in a simple assembly process that involves heating few-layer graphene sheets to sublimation using electric current that may eventually lead to a new paradigm for building integrated carbon-based devices.Curvy nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes and fullerenes have extraordinary properties but are...

2009-05-01 08:54:15

The discovery of a soccer-ball-shaped molecule made of 60 carbon atoms was a minor revolution in chemistry: Fullerenes are spherical, highly symmetrical molecules made of carbon atoms, and are the third form of carbon after diamond and graphite. However, the C60 "soccer ball" is not the only fullerene by far. Among its less stable relations is the C80 fullerene. There are seven different possible structural forms that have 80 carbon atoms in a symmetrical, spherical arrangement. Among the...

2009-02-02 10:15:06

This year's model isn't your father's nanocar. It runs cool.The drivers of Rice University's nanocars were surprised to find modified versions of their creation have the ability to roll at room temperature. While practical applications for the tiny machines may be years away, the breakthrough suggests they'll be easier to adapt to a wider range of uses than the originals, which had to be heated to 200 degrees Celsius before they could move across a surface.The nanocar was a sensation when...

2009-01-22 08:43:51

After announcing last April a method for growing exceptionally long, straight, numerous and well-aligned carbon cylinders only a few atoms thick, a Duke University-led team of chemists has now modified that process to create exclusively semiconducting versions of these single-walled carbon nanotubes.The achievement paves the way for manufacturing reliable electronic nanocircuits at the ultra-small billionths of a meter scale, said Jie Liu, Duke's Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard...


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Synthetic Metals
2012-05-17 14:54:38

Synthetic Metals is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials. It is an international medium for the rapid publication of original research papers, short communications and subject reviews dealing with research on and applications of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures. Original manuscripts on chemical, electrochemical, electrical, photonic...

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