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

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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

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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

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

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Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials

MIT Professor Frances Ross is pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Sept. 5, 2019 ~17 min

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Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

New method could be useful for building quantum sensors and computers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 17, 2019 ~9 min

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Thermodynamic insights could lead to better catalysts

Experiments and analyses show how electrons and protons get together on an electrode surface.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 2, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: chemistry graphene energy carbon research renewable-energy school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 14, 2019 ~8 min

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Researchers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties

Theoretical analysis distinguishes observed “holes” from the huge list of hypothetically possible ones.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 14, 2019 ~6 min

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