An international team of researchers has developed a method for depositing single magnetisable atoms onto a surface. This is especially interesting for the development of new miniature data storage devices.
Block polymers, which are two or more polymer chains with different properties linked together, show great promise for many of these applications, and a research group has made significant strides in their development over the past several years.
A novel supramolecular strategy introduces tunable 1D periodic potentials upon self-assembly of ad hoc organic building blocks on graphene, opening the way to the realization of hybrid organic- inorganic multilayer materials with unique electronic and optical properties.
Researchers have disclosed a new method to add chemical groups on single layer and bilayer graphene lying on silica/silicon. This study also suggests how decorated graphene serves as a platform to produce 2D materials with new characteristics.
Scientists observe the real-time ultrafast bonding of lithium ions with the solvents, in the same process that happens during charging and discharging of lithium batteries, and conclude that a new theory is needed.