Welcome To The Future Of Molecular Electronics

Electronic devices are on the verge of a breakthrough with the emerging use of nanoscale molecules in the essential components of devices such as computers. New molecular capabilities are being discovered every day, promising a future of smaller and more efficient molecular electronics. This ground-breaking technology has found scientists all over the world looking for […]

Physics Nobel Prize 2010

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. Graphene is a form of carbon. As a material it is completely new – not only the thinnest ever but also the strongest. As a conductor of electricity it performs as well […]

Another Stunning Graphene Experimental Surprise

Graphene, the extraordinary form of carbon that consists of a single layer of carbon atoms, has produced another in a long list of experimental surprises. In the current issue of the journal Science, a multi-institutional team of researchers headed by Michael Crommie, a faculty senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at the U.S. Department […]

Graphene Oxide Paper

Graphene Oxide Paper Could Spawn a New Class of Materials. ‘Nearly 2,000 years ago, the discovery of paper revolutionized human communication. Now researchers at Northwestern University have fabricated a new type of paper that they hope will create a revolution of its own – and while it won’t replace your notepad, this remarkably stiff and […]

Negative Refraction in Graphene

When graphene meets negative refraction. ‘Graphene and negative refractive-index materials are two of the hottest topics in physics – but one might not think they have much in common. Now, however, physicists in the UK and US have proposed that graphene could be used to make a tiny lens to focus electrons through negative refraction. […]