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2014-04-08 10:00:09

Rice University lab makes hybrid nanotube-graphene material that promises to simplify manufacturing Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour set nanotubes into graphene in a way that not only mimics how steel rebar is used in concrete but also preserves and even improves the electrical and mechanical qualities of both. The...

Samsung's Galaxy Gear Could Soon Have Graphene Technology In Them
2014-04-07 13:32:45

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Graphene is a future-looking substance that Samsung might just have brought into the "now" category by creating a new method for the production of the material consumer electronics firms are seeking to advance the industry. Samsung has developed a way to speed the synthesis of graphene, which can be used in consumer electronics including flexible displays and wearable devices. Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) worked in...

2014-04-04 12:35:32

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumor cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the technique is that we can target selected cells without harming surrounding tissue. There are many ways to kill cells, but this method is contained and remote-controlled", said Professor Erik Renström. The point of the new technique is that it is...

2014-04-04 12:30:59

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w26245/market ) has announced the addition of the "Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This new report provides an in depth market analysis of the opportunities emerging within the field of quantum dots (QDs), examining the latest products, strategies and technical...

2014-04-04 10:57:13

As the properties and applications of graphene continue to be explored in laboratories all over the world, a growing number of researchers are looking beyond the one-atom-thick layer of carbon for alternative materials that exhibit similarly captivating properties. One of these materials is molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which is part of a wider group of materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides, and has been put forward by a group of researchers in the US as a potential building...

2014-04-02 20:21:07

DUBLIN, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ws39s6/the_graphene) has announced the addition of the "The Graphene Opportunity Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ws39s6/the_graphene ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) A decade ago when the first edition of the Nanotechnology Opportunity Report was published, there were predictions of...

2014-04-01 23:02:33

Lake Shore plans to apply the SWISSto12 technology to its popular line of cryogenic probe stations for the exploration of new semiconductor materials. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. and SWISSto12, SA announced today that they have entered into an exclusive agreement under which SWISSto12 will supply Lake Shore with purpose-specific terahertz (THz) waveguides based on SWISSto12’s patent-pending low-loss technology. SWISSto12’s waveguide products enable...

First Phononic Crystal That Can Be Altered In Real Time Announced By Researchers
2014-04-01 15:19:08

University of Bristol Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time. The colloidal crystals designed in the study, called metamaterials, are artificially structured materials that extend the properties of existing naturally occurring materials and...

Breakthrough In Creating Invisibility Cloaks
2014-04-01 11:09:29

University of Central Florida Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks. It may seem easy in Hollywood movies, but is hard to create in real life because no material in nature has the properties necessary to bend light in such a way. Scientists have managed to create artificial nanostructures that can do the job, called metamaterials. But the challenge has been making enough of the material...

Schematic of the detector: the metamaterial couples the incident light to the semiconductor, and then it can be converted into an electric signal
2014-03-30 06:26:20

Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology A new, extremely thin kind of light detector was created at Vienna University of Technology. Two very different technologies were combined for the first time: metamaterials and quantum cascade structures. Subtle interactions of electrons and light make them so valuable for technology: ultra-thin systems of semiconductor layers can turn electrical voltage into light. But they can also be used the other way around and serve as light...


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