Shining a light on the quantum world

With funding from MISTI, physicists at MIT and in Israel collaborate to improve understanding and use of quantum light.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics graphene x-ray graduate profile light research school-of-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences misti postdoctoral

Wildly thin histamine sensors spot fish gone foul

"This histamine sensor is not only for fish. Bacteria in food produce histamine. So it can be a good indicator of the shelf life of food."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: graphene food fish sensors health-and-medicine

Transparent graphene electrodes might lead to new generation of solar cells

New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: graphene solar research renewable-energy school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics civil-and-environmental-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology optoelectronics

Researchers map tiny twists in “magic-angle” graphene

Results could help designers engineer high-temperature superconductors and quantum computing devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: physics graphene electronics carbon research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-energy-doe 2-d

Two walls may beat one for solar-panel nanotubes

New research on Russian doll-like nanotubes could pave the way for their use in solar panels.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: graphene nanotechnology materials-science renewable-energy science-and-technology

Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, other portable electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics graphene research wireless school-of-science nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-research-laboratory

Little beam on a microscope makes laser-induced graphene

A new approach (and a smaller laser) lets scientists shrink laser-induced graphene for flexible electronics.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: graphene nanotechnology lasers materials-science science-and-technology

Engineers mix and match materials to make new stretchy electronics

Next-generation devices made with new “peel and stack” method may include electronic chips worn on the skin.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: graphene electronics research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse

Team turns banana peels and other trash into ‘flash graphene’

A new method turns just about any kind of carbon-based trash, from banana peels to coffee grounds, into "flash graphene" to make building materials greener.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: graphene nanotechnology carbon-dioxide materials-science buildings waste-disposal featured science-and-technology

Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution

An international group of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have developed a graphene composite that can ‘eat’ common atmospheric pollutants, and could be used as a coating on pavements or buildings.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials graphene environment pollution

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