<b>New 'brick' for nanotechnology: Graphene nanomesh</b>

New 'brick' for nanotechnology: Graphene nanomesh

Graphene nanomesh. Researchers at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have successfully fabricated suspended graphene nanomesh in a large area by helium ion beam microscopy. Six nm diameter nanopores were uniformly pa...
<b>Efficient Strategy for the Design of Carbonaceous Materials as Cathodes for Batteries</b>

Efficient Strategy for the Design of Carbonaceous Materials as Cathodes for Batteries

The growing demands for ultrahigh energy density batteries used in electronic devices, electrical vehicles, and large-scale energy storage have inspired wide search on novel electrode materials, especially high-capacity cathode materials fo...
<b>Plant-based nanowire spray could be used in N95 masks and energy devices</b>

Plant-based nanowire spray could be used in N95 masks and energy devices

Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially the creation of human organs....
<b>Researchers deconstruct ancient Jewish parchment using multiple imaging techniques</b>

Researchers deconstruct ancient Jewish parchment using multiple imaging techniques

UV fluorescence examination. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but capturing multiple images of an artifact across the electromagnetic spectrum can tell a rich story about the original creation and degradation of historical objects o...
<b>Researchers share perspectives on coronavirus pandemic</b>

Researchers share perspectives on coronavirus pandemic

As COVID-19 ravages the globe, researchers are working tirelessly to develop new diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics. The question on the minds of scientists in many diverse fields is how they can help. Now, some researchers are publishi...
<b>Breakthrough in graphene research: Researchers wild about zigzags</b>

Breakthrough in graphene research: Researchers wild about zigzags

Graphene is a promising material for use in nanoelectronics. Its electronic properties depend greatly, however, on how the edges of the carbon layer are formed. Zigzag patterns are particularly interesting in this respect, but until now it...
<b>Charges cascading along a molecular chain</b>

Charges cascading along a molecular chain

STEM (scanning transmission electron microscopy) image of a one-dimensional array of F4TCNQ molecules (yellow-orange) on a gate-tunable graphene device. Credit: Berkeley Lab Small electronic circuits power our everyday lives, from the tiny...
<b>New catalytic approach to accessing key intermediate carbocation</b>

New catalytic approach to accessing key intermediate carbocation

(a) Outline of the novel iridium based catalyst's access to carbocation intermediates, which achieves both high regioselectivity (95%) and enantioselectivity (98%). (b) Computational modeling for proving the intermediacy of carbocation and...
<b>Electrical spin filtering the key to ultra-fast, energy-efficient spintronics</b>

Electrical spin filtering the key to ultra-fast, energy-efficient spintronics

A UNSW paper published last month demonstrates spin detection using a spin filter to separate spin orientation according to their energies. Ultra-fast, ultra-low energy 'spintronic' devices are an exciting, beyond-CMOS technology. DETECTING...
<b>Scientists Find a Promising Way to Efficiently Convert Carbon Dioxide into Ethylene</b>

Scientists Find a Promising Way to Efficiently Convert Carbon Dioxide into Ethylene

A research team from Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has demonstrated a promising way to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene -- an important chemical used to produce plastics, solvents, cosmetics and other im...