Carbon news, July 2014

A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures.

Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University.

Researchers have used a microscope to study the relationship between the atomic geometry of a ribbon of graphene and its electrical properties.

Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, according to scientists.

Tough and flexible hybrid made from carbon nanotubes embedded in a polymer fiber could improve the treatment of damaged heart tissue.

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A simple environmentally friendly chemical method of preparing nanosheets of graphene.

The fractional quantum Hall effect has been observed in bilayer graphene and shown to be tunable with an electric field.

A narrow enough ribbon will transform a conductor into a semiconductor.

US researchers have developed a scalable process to produce continuous ribbons of aligned CNTs, for use in supercapacitor electrodes.

The best in materials science news from June 2014.

After two years of effort, researchers have successfully measured the collective mass of ‘massless’ electrons in motion in graphene.

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