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Molecules Captured At Work During Graphene Research
2013-05-31 11:30:19

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One of the hottest topics in chemical research right now is the study of graphene. This cutting edge compound, composed of a single layered sheet of hexagonal carbon atoms linked together, could be the next step in designing nanostructures for electronics and next-generation computers. Graphene nanostructures have the potential to form transistors, logic gates, and other parts for use in tiny electronic devices, but...

Researchers Recreate Elusive Phenomenon With Artificial Nuclei
2013-03-08 12:03:34

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The first experimental observation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene-based electronic devices. Working with microscopic artificial atomic nuclei fabricated on graphene, a collaboration of researchers led by scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley...

Looking Directly At Graphene
2012-08-02 10:54:18

Direct Imaging by Berkeley Lab Researchers Confirms the Importance of Electron-Electron Interactions in Graphene Perhaps no other material is generating as much excitement in the electronics world as graphene, sheets of pure carbon just one atom thick through which electrons can race at nearly the speed of light — 100 times faster than they move through silicon. Superthin, superstrong, superflexible and superfast as an electrical conductor, graphene has been touted as a potential...

2010-08-02 06:27:42

Subjected to a 3-point stretch, graphene develops bubbles of quantized electrons Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon heralded as a possible replacement for silicon-based semiconductors, has been found to have a unique and amazing property that could make it even more suitable for future electronic devices. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have found that when graphene is stretched in a specific way it sprouts nanobubbles...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.