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Rice University researchers have discovered thin films of nanotubes created with ink-jet printers offer a new way to make field-effect transistors (FET), the basic element in integrated circuits.
Rice University researchers have found a way to stitch graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) into a two-dimensional quilt that offers new paths of exploration for materials scientists.
New research from Rice University and the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland, finds that carbon nanotubes could significantly improve the performance of electrical commutators that are common in electric motors and generators.
Need to store electricity more efficiently? Put it behind bars.That's essentially the finding of a team of Rice University researchers who have created hybrid carbon nanotube metal oxide arrays as electrode material that may improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
In a development that could lead to new technologies for cleaning up oil spills and polluted groundwater, scientists at Rice University have shown how tiny, stick-shaped particles of metal and carbon can trap oil droplets in water by spontaneously assembling into bag-like sacs.
Scientists create robust quantum models to compare key characteristics of copper and CNTs
On Tuesday, U.S. researchers announced that they have made the darkest material on Earth, a substance so black it absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light.
It's a battery that looks like a piece of paper and can be bent or twisted, trimmed with scissors or molded into any shape needed. Researchers have high hopes for it in electronics and other fields that need smaller, lighter power sources.
Diamonds have always been alluring, but now a team of scientists has made them truly magnetic -- on the nanoscale. In a paper published in the Aug. 26 issue of Physical Review Letters, the researchers report a technique to make magnetic diamond particles only 4-5 nanometers across. The tiny diamond magnets could find use in fields ranging from medicine to information technology.