Unlike conventional soft conductors, it exhibits remarkable electrical stability even when deformed. This is due to the material's unique structure and a nanoscopic insulating thin film coating.
More pores in a sieve let more liquid flow through it. But the opposite can be the case at the nanoscopic level, researchers experimenting with Graphene Oxide (GO) membranes have found.
A team of scientists in Japan has developed a construction route that converts fish scales extracted from fish waste into carbon nano-onions in just seconds through microwave pyrolysis.
Reinforcing bars of carbon nanotubes make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle, researchers at Rice University have found.
Occam's razor is a heuristic stating that among competing theories, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be chosen. Researchers at Northwestern University would probably have to agree, having recently discovered a surprisingly easy way to make nanofluidic devices.