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Making Graphene Using Laser-induced Phase Separation
- KAIST researchers reveal how laser annealing technology leads to the synthesis of graphene from silicon carbide (SiC). The laser annealing technology has been adopted in mass-manufactured displays, like s...
2016-12-21
Computer Simulations Reveal Why Graphene Nanoplatelets Are Go...
Professor Yong-Hoon Kim’s laboratory at the Graduate school of Energy, Environment, Water and Sustainability (EEWS) has revealed the electrochemical reaction mechanism of edge-selenated graphene nanoplatelets fo...
2016-10-12
Origami of Hydrogel-laden Paper Scaffolds
A new method to bind hydrogel on paper produces implantable paper origami for tissue regeneration. The formation of organs in a living organism is triggered by an agglomeration of primitive cells that mature int...
2016-05-02
Liquid Crystal Molecules Produce Complex Udumbara Flower Like...
"Sublimation and recondensation of liquid crystal molecules can produce complex curvatures at the nanometer scale such as an Udumbara flower-like structure." Curvatures of soft matters Curved surfaces ...
2016-05-02
Development of 10nm-level Polymer Insulating Layers for Low-P...
Groundbreaking Polymer Insulating Layers Bring the Era of IoT Closer “Thus far, thin insulating layers for electronic devices have used inorganic materials such as oxides. However, these substances have limited ...
2015-12-31
Ultrathin Polymer Insulator Films for Low-power Soft Electronics
Organic insulator: a key material for future soft electronics A field-effect transistor (FET) is an essential component of modern electronic devices from cell phones and computers to flat-panel displays. A FET c...
2015-11-30
The Mystery of Luminescent Graphene Quantum Dots
Luminescence from graphene-based quantum dots Graphene is now a well-known two-dimensional material composed of a single atomic layer of carbon atoms. However many people do not know that graphene shines when th...
2015-11-30
Stamping with Graphene
A way to transfer graphene Since Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester discovered how to isolate a single atomic layer of carbon atoms from graphite by using Scotch tape in 2004, th...
2015-05-15
Sniffing VOCs with Nanomaterials
Lung cancer diagnosis in the future: sniffing one’s breath Early diagnosis is very important for the effective treatment and improvement of the survival rates of patients, which is considered especially critical...
2015-05-15
Development of Core Technology for Graphene Quantum-dot Displays
Opening the era of paper-thin displays “Graphene quantum dots made using the graphite intercalation compound method produce high efficiency light-emitting diodes with over 1,000 cd/m2 of luminance. While the max...
2014-12-31
Bio-Inspired Approach
Organisms: The Beginning of Future Battery Technology “The secondary-battery market is growing fast in the fields of small electronic devices, electric automobiles, and power storage. The “bio-inspired approach”...
2014-12-31
Conformal Graphene Coating Keeps Hydrophobicity
The dilemma of graphene coating: To be or not to be hydrophobic The hydrophobicity (or philicity) of a surface tells us how the surface interacts with water. When the surface of an object is composed of hydrophi...
2014-10-17
The Development of Graphene (a Dream Material) Transfer Techn...
Dry transfer technology for two-dimensional materials applied to various platforms "In the short term, graphene can be applied to existing devices to dramatically improve their performances. Such devices in...
2013-12-31
Manufacturing Technology for Ultra-stretchable Materials by U...
Development of world-leading stretchable electronic materials "As the wearable computer market has become more active, it is expected that alternative technologies that increase stretchability while maintai...
2013-12-31