Archive for the ‘Materials science’ Category

Phosphorene joins post-graphene age

February 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Two research groups have made black phosphorus transistors, I report for Nature.


Physicists discover 3D “graphene”

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

A Dirac semimetal has the same electronic properties as graphene, but in three dimensions, I report in Nature.

X-ray source may never be built

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

The US National Science Foundation has spent millions on the development of a novel X-ray source that may never be built, I reported last month for Nature.

Interface superconductivity claimed to exist in crystal

September 28, 2013 Leave a comment

High-Tc pioneer Paul Chu is behind the claim, which is proving controversial.

International labs push for “ultimate” synchotron

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

A US lab is plumbing for ultimate storage ring technology pioneered by the Swedish Max-IV lab — story at Nature.

Electron microscopes hit noise barrier

July 10, 2013 Leave a comment

A new source of thermal magnetic noise is limiting the resolution of cutting-edge imaging instruments, which may never reach the 0.1 Angstrom goal set by Richard Feynman in 1959.

Graphene knock-offs

May 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Lattices with the same honecomb structure made from a range of different materials are the latest proof of success of the graphene brand.

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