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2014-05-14 08:36:48

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Element Six, the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials and a member of the De Beers Group of Companies, today announced that its Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond wafers have been proven by Raytheon Company to significantly outperform industry standard Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon Carbide (GaN-on-SiC) in RF devices--reducing thermal resistance, increasing RF power density, and preserving RF functionality....

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...

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...

How Can Graphene Sheets Be Utilized In Real-world Devices?
2014-04-25 03:15:43

National Science Foundation Fundamental research in phonon scattering helps researchers design graphene materials for applications Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material--strong, light, nearly transparent and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat--and it very well may be. But a number of practical challenges must be overcome before it can emerge as a replacement for silicon and other materials in microprocessors and...

Kitchen Science: Making Graphene In A Blender
2014-04-23 12:24:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Graphene is a form of electrically conductive carbon being hailed as a miracle material capable of revolutionizing everything from high-end electronics to biological engineering. A new study from a large team of British and Irish researchers has described a recipe for graphene that only requires a few common household materials and a kitchen blender. The study, which was published in the journal Nature Materials, basically tacked on...

2014-04-23 04:21:14

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BOMBAY SAPPHIRE(R), the world's number one premium gin by value[1], in association with Tribeca Film Festival(R), today premiere the five short films from the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 2014 at http://www.youtube.com/BombaySapphire. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140423/681375 ) Fusing the words from a short script written by Academy Award(R) winner, Geoffrey Fletcher, this year's films showcase the...

2014-04-10 08:23:13

DUBLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d2ct54/diamond_materials) has announced the addition of the "Diamond Materials for Semiconductor Applications Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d2ct54/diamond_materials ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) $43M diamond material market in 2020 will be driven mainly by...

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...

2014-04-01 08:30:52

DUBLIN, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d3w95r/hard_and) has announced the addition of Dedalus Consulting Inc's new report "Hard & Superhard Materials - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d3w95r/hard_and ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the world market for hard and superhard materials by...


Latest Superhard materials Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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