Graphene’s supremacy as the hardest, highly flexible and stronger material with superconducting qualities is under challenge after researchers from Rice University simulated an elongated one-dimensional chain of boron showing incredible properties.
Material Science February 7, 2017
North Carolina State University researchers have discovered a revolutionary process to create diamond-like structures using a new state of solid carbon known as Q-carbon. The characteristics of the material make it an ideal component for the production of new electronic displays.
December 2, 2015
The strongest material on Earth is only one atom thick. How will we use it?
Energy November 17, 2015
Carbon in early Earth rocks may be clue to origin of life on our planet, researchers say. And that evidence suggests it may have arisen hundreds of millions of years earlier than we thought, they say.
Animals October 20, 2015
Researchers are a step closer to producing better transistors for electronics as a study shows that black phosphorus has high potential as an energy-efficient material.
July 9, 2015
Could mediocre battery life in smartphones finally see an improvement in the near future?
FUTURE TECH June 29, 2015
Graphene has so much potential but it’s hindered by a difficult production process. By addressing issues in a production, a PhD candidate takes the material a step closer towards widespread use.
January 28, 2015
Graphene paint is capable of covering nearly anything with a coating of the strongest material known to mankind. This could revolutionize industries worldwide.
September 13, 2014
Graphene is easy produced, but is not yet suitable for mass production. A new breakthrough may help revolutionize electronics and the energy industries, and it all started with a 10-dollar bet.
September 8, 2014
Graphene, dubbed a "wonder material" by many people, can be made in a kitchen blender. Here's how to do it.
FUTURE TECH April 22, 2014
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