2 Mar 2021
Terahertz Imaging of Graphene Paves the Way to Industrialisation
X-ray scans revolutionised medical treatments by allowing us to see inside humans without surgery. Similarly, terahertz spectroscopy penetrates graphene films allowing scientists to make detailed maps of their electrical quality, without damaging or contaminating the material.
17 Feb 2021
A Magnetic Twist to Graphene
Structures made of rotated, ultra-thin materials provide a rich solid-state platform for designing novel devices. In particular, slightly twisted graphene layers have recently been shown to have exciting unconventional properties, that can ultimately lead to a new family of materials for quantum technologies.
4 Aug 2020
Researchers Improve Carbon Nanotube Transparent Conductors
Researchers have discovered that electrochemical doping with ionic liquid can significantly enhance the optical and electrical properties of transparent conductors made of single-walled carbon nanotube films.
22 Jun 2020
New Supercapacitor Opens Door to Better Wearable Electronics
Researchers have designed a high-performance, low-cost, environmentally friendly, and stretchable supercapacitor that can potentially be used in wearable electronics.
26 Feb 2020
Smart Jumpsuit Provides Information on Infants' Development
A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment.
25 Nov 2019
Clean Carbon Nanotubes with Superb Properties
Scientists at Aalto University, Finland, and Nagoya University, Japan, have found a new way to make ultra-clean carbon nanotube transistors with superior semiconducting properties.
18 Oct 2019
Graphene and carbon nanotubes combine into transparent hybrid material
Scientists have combined graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes into a transparent hybrid material with conductivity higher than either component exhibits separately.
9 Jul 2019
Teaching AI to create visuals with more common sense
Today's smartphones often use artificial intelligence to help make the photos we take crisper and clearer. But what if these AI tools could be used to create entire scenes from scratch?
30 Jan 2019
More energy-efficient cruise ships
A researcher has developed a system based on fuel cells to reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of cruise ships, which are increasingly popular among vacation goers around the world.
28 Nov 2018
Artificial intelligence predicts treatment effectiveness
How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomised trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the other a placebo. Is this really the only reliable way to evaluate treatment effectiveness, or could something be done differently?
17 Sep 2018
Selko is an artificial intelligence research spin out company focusing on advanced requirement analysis in engineering field by using natural language processing
15 Aug 2018
Enfucell Flexible Electronics
Enfucell Flexible Electronics Ltd.， established in 2010, is working on the printed paper battery and corresponding applications.
5 Aug 2018
First-ever coloured thin films of nanotubes created
Researchers present a technique to produce large quantities of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes in select shades of the rainbow. The secret is a fine-tuned fabrication process—and a small dose of CO2.
8 Jun 2018
Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?
Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells? Researchers are studying whether the now-experimental technology could someday be mass-produced and commercialized, and some of the issues that have to be resolved, including the environmental impact.
25 Apr 2017
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement.