A team of scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such a unique combination of properties could serve a wide variety of applications from aerospace engineering to military armor.
The results could be exploited to develop smaller, higher-performance devices for use in a range of applications including molecular sensing, flexible electronics, and energy conversion and storage, as well as robust measurement setups for resistance standards.
Scientists have found a way to recover a protein structure after its chemical denaturation. The method is based on electrostatic interaction between folded, or denatured, proteins and alumina nanoparticles, which unwrap them.
Researchers report a van der Waals heterostructure photodetector consisting of graphene and its fluorine-functionalized derivative that enhances the photoresponse of graphene with broadband sensitivity. The proposed scheme in this work paves the way toward implemention of high-performance broadband graphene-based photodetectors.
Scientists ran a series of atomistic calculations a to find the root cause of defects in two commonly used semiconductor materials - lead selenide (PbSe) and cadmium selenide (CdSe) - and provide design rules to avoid them.