graphene nanoribbon

Tying down electrons with nanoribbons

Scientists are experimenting with narrow strips of graphene, called nanoribbons, in hopes of making cool new electronic devices, but University of California,…

Built from the bottom up, nanoribbons pave the way to 'on-off' states for graphene

“Confinement changes graphene's behavior,” said An-Ping Li, a physicist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Graphene in sheets is an…

Successful Boron-Doping of Graphene Nanoribbon

Graphene is one of the most promising materials for improving electronic devices. The two-dimensional carbon sheet exhibits high electron mobility and…

Successful graphene synthesis out of single molecules

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) working with Xinliang Feng and Klaus Müllen succeeded in producing remarkably long,…

Graphene nanoribbons for 'reading' DNA

If we wanted to count the number of people in a crowd, we could make on the fly estimates, very likely to be imprecise, or we could ask each person to pass…

Rice University mix of graphene nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer

The Rice lab of chemist James Tour has enhanced a polymer material to make it far more impermeable to pressurized gas and far lighter than the metal in tanks…

Graphene ‘onion rings’ have delicious potential

Concentric hexagons of graphene grown in a furnace at Rice University represent the first time anyone has synthesized graphene nanoribbons on metal from the…

Electronics: Graphene makes a magnetic switch

Researchers in Singapore have designed an electronic switch that responds to changes in a magnetic field. The device relies on graphene, a strong and flexible…

Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries

Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene…

Graphene Quantum Dots May Someday Tell if It Will Rain on Mars

Vikas Berry, William H. Honstead professor of chemical engineering, and his research team are using graphene quantum dots to improve sensing devices in a…

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