New work provides new insights into the unstacked graphene structure and a general route to obtain unstacked graphene via facile templated catalytic growth and their applications for high-rate lithium-sulfur battery.
Researchers have pulled up isolated molecular chains from a gold surface, using the tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM). The observed signal provides insight into the detachment force and binding energy of molecules.
One way to bring those costs down is to make photonics compatible with the existing silicon microelectronics industry. A promising way to do that is by growing quantum dot lasers directly on silicon substrates.
A key to realizing commercial-scale artificial photosynthesis technology is the development of electrocatalysts that can efficiently and economically carry out water oxidation reaction that is critical to the process. Heinz Frei, a chemist with Berkeley Lab's Physical Biosciences Division, has been at the forefront of this research effort. His latest results represent an important step forward.