Researchers have simulated the growth of silicene, a 2-D material with attractive electronic properties. Their work delivers new and useful insights on the material?s properties and behavior and offers a predictive model for other researchers studying 2-D materials.
Metamaterials have amazing potential--think invisibility cloaks and perfect lenses - but they are more likely to be found in a Harry Potter novel than a lab. To help bring them closer to reality, researchers have gone back to basics and demonstrated that the fundamental physics of metamaterials is more complex than scientists once thought.
Researchers have shown for the first time in mice that long and thin nanomaterials called carbon nanotubes may have the same carcinogenic effect as asbestos: they can induce the formation of mesothelioma.