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2013-12-12 23:21:46

Carbon Nanotubes Market research report categorizes the global market for CNTs on the basis of type, application, and geography; forecasting volumes & revenues and analyzing trends. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/carbon-nanotubes-139.html (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 According to a new market research report “Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Market by Type (SWCNTS & MWCNTS), Application (Electronics & Semiconductors, Chemical & Polymers, Batteries &...

Graphene-based Nano-antennas Could Enable Networks Of Tiny Machines
2013-12-12 18:00:25

Georgia Institute of Technology Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and defense, but until now there's been one very small problem: the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated from traditional metallic components. With antennas made from conventional materials like copper, communication between low-power nanomachines would be virtually impossible. But by taking advantage of the unique...

2013-12-11 23:22:30

With superior qualities such as hardness, durability and elasticity, materials within the advanced materials category usually outperform other conventional materials groups, making them appropriate for more advanced industrial and technical applications. Wellesley, Mass (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 With superior qualities such as hardness, durability and elasticity, materials within the advanced materials category usually outperform other conventional materials groups, making them...

Scientists: Coal Is Better, Cheaper For Making Graphene Quantum Dots
2013-12-06 16:55:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A team of scientists from Rice University has found a way to use coal as a source of graphene quantum dots (GQD), tiny fluorescent particles that could be used in medical imaging and photovoltaic applications – according to a new report in Nature Communications. The use of coal to make GQDs would be much cheaper than conventional means, which are expensive and only produce small quantities. “We wanted to see what’s there in...

Huge Grains Of Copper Promote Better Graphene Growth
2013-12-06 14:35:14

American Institute of Physics To technology insiders, graphene is a certified big deal. The one-atom thick carbon-based material elicits rhapsodic descriptions as the strongest, thinnest material known. It also is light, flexible, and able to conduct electricity as well as copper. Graphene-based electronics promise advances such as faster internet speeds, cheaper solar cells, novel sensors, space suits spun from graphene yarn, and more. Now a research team at the National Institute of...

2013-11-26 10:27:58

University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world’s tiniest soldering iron. Led by electrical and computer engineering professor Joseph Lyding and graduate student Jae Won Do, the Illinois team published its results in the journal Nano Letters. Carbon nanotubes are like tiny hollow wires of carbon just 1 atom thick – similar to graphene but cylindrical. Researchers have been exploring using them as transistors instead of...

Condoms Made From Graphene
2013-11-22 04:45:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The highly-touted wonder-material graphene won the Nobel Prize for its ability to revolutionize circuit boards, food packaging, and countless other products. Now, it has won another honor – a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will lead to the development of a new and improved condom. In actuality, that grant was awarded to the UK’s National Graphene Institute, a research facility at the University...

Study Shows Another Feature That Affects Electron Transport In Graphene
2013-11-21 16:27:26

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee For all the promise of graphene as a material for next-generation electronics and quantum computing, scientists still don't know enough about this high-performance conductor to effectively control an electric current. Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, conducts electricity so efficiently that the electrons are difficult to control. And control will be necessary before this wonder material can be used to make nanoscale transistors or other...

2-D Tin Could Be The Next Super Material
2013-11-21 14:32:00

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Theorists Predict New Single-Layer Material Could Go Beyond Graphene, Conducting Electricity with 100 Percent Efficiency at Room Temperature A single layer of tin atoms could be the world’s first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computer chips operate, according to a team of theoretical physicists led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory...


Word of the Day
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.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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