For the first time, researchers have created a nanocomposite of ceramics and a two-dimensional material, opening the door for new designs of nanocomposites with such applications as solid-state batteries, thermoelectrics, varistors, catalysts, chemical sensors and much more.
Invigorating the idea of computers based on fluids instead of silicon, researchers have shown how computational logic operations could be performed in a liquid medium by simulating the trapping of ions (charged atoms) in graphene (a sheet of carbon atoms) floating in saline solution.
A new study finds reason for caution - a clear emergence of toxicity - in nanomaterial product formulations, but it also provides an early testing technique that could help the industry continue to move forward.
A multicolor laser pointer you can use to change the color of the laser with a button click - similar to a multicolor ballpoint pen - is one step closer to reality thanks to a new synthetic nanomaterial.
Using graphene, engineers have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts. The device also has superior sensing and imaging capabilities.