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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)


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


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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