Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips
September 15, 2013Researchers show that graphene — atom-thick sheets of carbon — could be used in photodetectors, devices that translate optical signals to electrical.
July 2, 2013Tomás Palacios investigates use of ‘extreme materials’ in electronics, which could reduce energy consumption and make computers far faster.
Ferroelectric-graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing
June 20, 2013New system uses two-dimensional structures to guide plasmonic waves at ultrashort wavelength, offering a new platform for memory and computer chips.
Holding the salt
June 16, 2013MIT graduate student David Cohen-Tanugi works to improve water filtration, desalination.
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 13, 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 22, 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 12, 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 1, 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 23, 2012Thin films of bismuth-antimony have potential for new semiconductor chips, thermoelectric devices.
Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light
October 6, 2011Finding could lead to new photodetectors or energy-harvesting devices.