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2014-05-05 23:07:41

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Graphene: The Global Market to 2020" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The global market for graphene continues to grow, with weekly technology and production breakthroughs, new investment and public listings of graphene producers. Driven by demand from markets where advanced materials are required, graphene promises to outstrip all current nonmaterials, especially in electronics and energy storage applications. Other...

2014-05-05 23:04:42

According to a new report from BCC Research the global market for quantum dots is expected to grow to $3.1 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 90.8%. The optoelectronics market, the fastest growing segment overall, is moving at a phenomenal 179.2% CAGR. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, QUANTUM DOTS: GLOBAL MARKET GROWTH AND FUTURE COMMERCIAL PROSPECTS, the global market for...

2014-05-05 10:28:54

The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non-damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a layer of tin that segregates near the surface. One method of altering the electrical properties of a semiconductor is by introducing impurities called dopants. A team led by Delia Milliron, a chemist at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, a U.S Department of Energy (DOE) national nanoscience center, has demonstrated that equally important as the amount of dopant is how the...

Rapid Synthesis Technique Developed For Bilayer Graphene And High-performance Transistors
2014-05-02 03:45:43

University of California - Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate ultra-fast and deterministic growth of high-quality and large-area bilayer graphene films with controlled stacking order required for low-power digital electronics Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have recently demonstrated a rapid synthesis technique for large-area Bernal (or AB) stacked bilayer graphene films that can open up new pathways for...

Physicists Discover How To Change The Crystal Structure Of Graphene
2014-05-01 03:38:14

Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, with an electric field, an important step toward the possible use of graphene in microprocessors that would be smaller and faster than current, silicon-based technology. Graphene consists of extremely thin sheets of graphite: when writing with a pencil, graphene sheets slough off the pencil's graphite...

Researchers Develop Harder Ceramic For Armor Windows
2014-04-30 13:27:32

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory The Department of Defense needs materials for armor windows that provide essential protection for both personnel and equipment while still having a high degree of transparency. To meet that need, scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed a method to fabricate nanocrystalline spinel that is 50% harder than the current spinel armor materials used in military vehicles. With the highest reported hardness for spinel, NRL's...

Not Everything About Graphene Is Good
2014-04-30 03:12:00

Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside Material that could change electronics industry is shown to be very mobile in water and likely to cause negative environmental impacts if spilled In a first-of-its-kind study of how a material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobile in lakes or streams and therefore likely to...

Graphene Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link
2014-04-29 03:25:10

Mike Williams, Rice University Rice, Georgia Tech experiments determine real-world limits of two-dimensional carbon There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the miracle material for applications. The atom-thick sheet of carbon discovered this century is touted not just for its electrical properties but also for its physical strength and...

Creating Nanowires Only Three Atoms Wide With An Electron Beam
2014-04-28 03:12:14

David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest wires ever made. The flexible metallic wires are only three atoms wide: One thousandth the width of the microscopic wires used to connect the transistors in today's integrated circuits. Lin's achievement is described in an article published online...

2014-04-28 10:06:21

Graphene has possible uses in brain cancer treatment, neuroregeneration, functional neurosurgery, and more The development of graphene—a highly advanced metamaterial with many unique and varied properties—may lead to exciting new applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases, according to a report in the May issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of...


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