‘Persistent Photoconductivity’ Offers New Tool for Bioelectronics
NC State researchers have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself.
Thin Layers of Water Hold Promise for the Energy Storage of the Future
Researchers have found that incorporating atomically thin layers of water into a material makes it able to store and deliver energy much more quickly.
From Atoms to Batteries to the Workforce of the Future: Why Research Matters
If you want to build a cell-phone battery as thin as paper that powers your phone for a week, or have an electric vehicle like the Tesla go 500 miles on a single charge and recharge in just 10 minutes, you will have to start thinking small.
Finding Order and Structure in the Atomic Chaos Where Materials Meet
Researchers have developed a model that accounts for irregularities in how atoms arrange themselves at the interface where two materials meet.
New Findings Boost Promise of Molybdenum Sulfide for Hydrogen Catalysis
Researchers have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen to use as a clean energy source. Specifically, the researchers found that the entire surface of MoS2 can be used as a catalyst, not just the edges of the material.
New Technique for Creating NV-Doped Nanodiamonds May Be Boost for Quantum Computing
NC State researchers have developed a new technique for creating NV-doped single-crystal nanodiamonds, which could serve as components in quantum computing technologies.
Study Finds Surface Texture of Gallium Nitride Affects Cell Behavior
Researchers at North Carolina State University have determined that the surface texture of gallium nitride materials can influence the health of nearby cells.
NC State Leads NSF Program to Train Future Leaders at Nexus of Big Data and Materials Science
NC State and NC Central are launching an NSF-funded program to create a new generation of scientists who work at the crossroads of big data and materials science.
Atom Art: Beauty at the Atomic Scale
Nature makes beautiful patterns with atoms.
New Technique Integrates Graphene, Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide onto Silicon Chips at Room Temperature
Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to integrate graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide onto silicon substrates at room temperature by using nanosecond pulsed laser annealing.