3d carbon
November 13, 2013, No comments

New metallic structure may be stable at ambient temperature and pressure with potential applications in science and technology. A theoretical, three-dimensional (3D) form of carbon that is metallic under ambient […]


New Techniques Produce Cleanest Graphene Yet

November 7, 2013, 1 Comment

Columbia Engineers develop new device architecture for 2D materials, making electrical contact from the 1D edge.  Researchers have experimentally dem ...


Natural Bio-Composite for 3D Printed Implants

November 6, 2013, No comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a na ...


New Quantum Material Discovered out of the Blue

November 1, 2013, No comments

A common blue pigment used in the £5 note could have an important role to play in the development of a quantum computer, according to a paper publish ...

  • phase
    Using Genetics to Discover New Nanomaterials
    October 31, 2013, No comments

    Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Chemical Engineering Professors Venkat Venkatasubramanian and Sanat Kumar, have developed a new approach to designing novel nanostructured materials through an inverse design framework using [&hel ...

  • nanocomposite
    Mixing Nanoparticles to make Multifunctional Materials
    October 22, 2013, No comments

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a general approach for combining different types of nanoparticles to produce large-scale composite materials. The technique, described in [&he ...

  • graphene
    Major Leap Towards Graphene for Solar Cells
    October 16, 2013, No comments

    Surprising result: Graphene retains its properties even when coated with silicon. Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate […]

  • nanocrystals
    Nanocrystals Light the way to Stronger Polymers
    October 14, 2013, No comments

    Berkeley Lab researchers use fluorescent tetrapod quantum dots to measure the mechanical strength of polymer fibers. Fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals could light the way to the future design of stronger polymer […]