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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A rendering of layered molecules absorbing a ray of light.

Near-perfect light absorption by UMN team

Utilizing the bizarre capabilities of two-dimensional materials, researchers from the University of Minnesota, for the first time, have engineered an atomically thin material made from layers of... — Updated 8/16/2023

Starshot Alpha Centauri lightspeed travel solar sail Nano Letters spacecraft

New design for Alpha Centauri light sail

Liquid fuel rockets are adequate for jetting humans to the most popular destinations across our solar system in a reasonable amount of time – about three days to the Moon and six months to Mars. We,... — Updated 6/8/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Rendering of layers of 2D materials sparking electricity between them.

Superconductive 2D germanium transistor

Developing on another element to the growing list of two-dimensional materials, researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have demonstrated that germanene, a 2D material made of... — Updated 6/7/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A KAUST researcher displays first 2D microchip with multicolored surface.

World's first 2D microchip is a success

Marking the first of its kind and possibly the beginning of the next generation of computing, researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have designed and... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Scanning electron micrograph of MXene particle about 10 micrometers in size.

MXene spray coating makes temp control

An international team of researchers led by Drexel University has found that a thin coating of MXene could enhance a material's ability to trap or shed heat. The discovery, which is tied to the 2D... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Fluffy ball like structure of MXenes made by UChicago researchers.

UChicago discovers efficient MXene recipe

Researchers from the University of Chicago have discovered the secret recipe for creating MXene. Much like a croissant with its individual layers painstakingly kneaded twixt generous amounts of butter,... — Updated 4/16/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Graphic of MIT's seed pocket technology on silicon wafers for 2D materials.

2D materials shift Moore's Law paradigm

Struggling to overcome the inevitable shortcomings of miniaturizing digital technologies due to the inherent limits of silicon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have potentially... — Updated 1/24/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Most communications use X-band waves to transmit signals.

Drexel 2D material absorbs wavelengths

Much like lead can protect even Superman from the effects of kryptonite, researchers at Drexel University's College of Engineering may have engineered a vanadium-based MXene shield that could render... — Updated 10/25/2022

A picture of the crystal structure of the carbon wonder material graphyne.

Scientists successfully synthesize graphyne

Though scientists have tried with limited success for more than a decade to synthesize a new form of carbon called "graphyne," a team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has finally... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes

2D quantum material perfectly made in lab

In a discovery that could speed research into next-generation electronics and light-emitting diode devices, a University of Michigan research team has developed the first reliable, scalable method for grow... — Updated 7/12/2022

altered carbon University Marburg Aalto 2D material biphenylene graphene

Altered carbon: new 2D material discovered

Roughly 200 times stronger than steel, highly conductive to electricity and heat, antibacterial, and only one atom thick, graphene is a wonder material that has captured the imagination of scientists. Now,... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
MIT 2D materials graphene MIT.nano electron microscope molecular photograph

At the border of the physical dimensions

An international team led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers has discovered a method of imaging what goes on at the boundary of 2D and 3D materials, down to the level of individual... — Updated 7/10/2022


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