Stacking 2-D materials produces surprising results
May 16, 2013New experiments reveal previously unseen effects, could lead to new kinds of electronics and optical devices.
Predicted state of atomic collapse seen for first time
March 14, 2013Researchers observe a basic quantum-mechanical phenomenon theorized decades ago by pioneers of atomic theory.
Smithsonian recognizes MIT research on water desalination technology
January 9, 2013Magazine ranks nanoporous graphene as one of the top five surprising scientific milestones of 2012.
How ‘transparent’ is graphene?
December 4, 2012MIT researchers find that adding a coating of graphene has little effect on how a surface interacts with liquids — except in extreme cases.
One-molecule-thick material has big advantages
August 23, 2012MIT researchers produce complex electronic circuits from molybdenum disulfide, a material that could have many more applications.
Graphene’s behavior depends on where it sits
August 13, 2012New findings show that the material beneath the thin carbon sheets determines how they react chemically and electrically.
A new approach to water desalination
July 2, 2012Graphene sheets with precisely controlled pores have potential to purify water more efficiently than existing methods.
New material shares many of graphene’s unusual properties
April 24, 2012Thin films of bismuth-antimony have potential for new semiconductor chips, thermoelectric devices.
Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light
October 7, 2011Finding could lead to new photodetectors or energy-harvesting devices.