The structure, an interlocking form of graphite and diamond, has unique properties that could one day be used to develop super-fast charging or new types of electronics, researchers say.
U.S. physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene's thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current. This could provide clean, limitless, low-voltage power for small devices.
A team of U.S. scientists has observed a new state of matter at the interface between two oxide materials. The discovery shows electrons can bind together in ways similar to how quarks combine to form neutrons and protons.
U.S. researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called "PBDT" has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications, for instance lightweight aerospace materials.
Organic electronics are set to become more important, they provide the basis for flexible solar cells for example or future electronic paper. A new breakthrough doubles the power.
UK researchers have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it.
Scientists have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure that bends and twists reversibly and without disintegration. Such crystal it a robust candidate for advanced molecular electronics and other new materials.
Researchers have achieved a breakthrough, inventing a stretchy new material modeled after both squid skin and Hollywood dinosaurs with a property to disappear.
Researchers have produced a 'human scale' demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted using theoretical physics.
Researchers took a cue from the electric eel to create a soft, foldable battery that could one day power devices.
Researchers have developed the world's first complementary electrochemical logic circuits that can function stably for long periods in water.
An Australian-US team has devised a way to make a broad class of atomically thin metal oxides, including 2D versions of materials already in use by the electronics industry. Their secret is a room temperature liquid metal.
Electronic devices that are completely broken down in a biological environment after a pre-defined operating life open up novel applications as well as ways for reducing their ecological footprint.
The work holds promise for eco-friendly disposable personal electronics and biomedical devices that dissolve within the body.
A potential new state of matter is being reported with research showing that among superconducting materials in high magnetic fields, the phenomenon of electronic symmetry breaking is common.