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NRL Researchers Create First Homoepitaxial Graphene Tunnel Barrier/Transport Channel Device

28 Jan 2014
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have created a new type of tunnel device structure in which the tunnel barrier and transport channel are made of the same material, graphene. They show that dilutely fluorinated graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon atoms arranged in a two-dimensional (2D) honeycomb array, acts as a tunnel barrier on another layer of graphene for charge and spin transport.

A schematic (left) and an optical image (right) of one of the homoepitaxial fluorinated graphene/graphene spin valve devices. (Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

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IP Group extends deal with The University of Manchester to include graphene

27 Jan 2014
IP Group plc (LSE: IPO), the developer of intellectual property based businesses, announces that it has extended its commercialisation agreement with The University of Manchester through its technology transfer company, UMI3 Ltd, to include Proof-of-Principle (“PoP”) funding for graphene projects.

Graphene activity is now included in the IP Group's agreement

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New boron nanomaterial may be possible

27 Jan 2014
Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally that a boron-based competitor to graphene is a very real possibility.

Unlocking the secrets of the B36 cluster: A 36-atom cluster of boron, left, arranged as a flat disc with a hexagonal hole in the middle, fits the theoretical requirements for making a one-atom-thick boron sheet, right, a theoretical nanomaterial dubbed “borophene.” Credit: Wang lab/Brown University

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