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.
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.
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 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.
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.