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High-performance heaters based on nanoscale-thick graphite films

 Nanotechnology News
 23 May 2022
Combining multiple carbon nanomaterials in a single substance can yield surprising properties. KAUST researchers have created thin graphite films that could act as high-performance flexible heater panels, reaching several hundred degrees within seconds when a small voltage is applied. They also...

Generating high-resolution self-packaged liquid metal nanopatterns

 Nanotechnology News
 23 May 2022
In a new report now published in Matter, Licong An, and a team of scientists in materials engineering, industrial engineering, and the nanotechnology center at Purdue University, U.S., and Wuhan University, China, described an advanced laser lithography method. The technique facilitated the...

A Möbius strip constructed solely of carbon atoms

 Nanotechnology News
 19 May 2022
Obtaining structurally uniform nanocarbons in order to properly relate structure and function, ideally as single molecules, is a great challenge in the field of nanocarbon science. Thus, the construction of structurally uniform nanocarbons is crucial for the development of functional materials in...

Research team develops wood-based foam to keep buildings cooler

 Nanotechnology News
 18 May 2022
Summertime is almost here, a time when many people try to beat the heat. But running air conditioners constantly can be expensive and wasteful. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Nano Letters have designed a lightweight foam made from wood-based cellulose nanocrystals that reflects...

Synthesis of two-dimensional holey graphyne

 Nanotechnology News
 18 May 2022
Diamond and graphite are two naturally occurring carbon allotropes that we have known about for thousands of years. They are elemental carbons that are arranged in a manner so that they consist of sp3 and sp2 hybridized carbon atoms, respectively. More recently, the discovery of various other carbon...

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