Tough foam from tiny sheets – Rice University highlighted published article

  Rice highlighted Nature Communications article in its main homepage. Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, a graduate student at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, with a complimentary appointment at Rice, is co-lead author of the paper. Co-authors include Pedro Alves da Silva Autreto, a researcher at the State University of Campinas, São Paulo, with a complimentary …

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Reinforced 3D nanostructure

  PUBLISHED: Nature communications, 5 2014 Low-density nanostructured foams are often limited in applications due to their low mechanical and thermal stabilities. Here we report an approach of building the structural units of three-dimensional (3D) foams using hybrid two-dimensional (2D) atomic layers made of stacked graphene oxide layers reinforced with conformal hexagonal ​boron nitride (h-BN) platelets. The ultra-low …

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The complexity of Graphdiyne hydrogenation

PUBLISHED: Carbon, 77 pp. 829–834, 2014. Graphene is one of the most important materials in science today due to its unique and remarkable electronic, thermal and mechanical properties. However in its pristine state, graphene is a gapless semiconductor, what limits its use in transistor electronics. In part due to the revolution created by graphene in materials science, there …

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Revolutionary method to unzip CNTs

  PUBLISHED: Nano letters, 14 (7), pp. 4131–4137, 2014. The way nanostructures behave and mechanically respond to high impact collision is a topic of intrigue. For anisotropic nanostructures, such as carbon nanotubes, this response will be complicated based on the impact geometry. Here we report the result of hypervelocity impact of nanotubes against solid targets and show that impact …

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FAPESP highlights published article

FAPESP July 24, 2014 highlighted Nature Communications article Highlighted by Revista FAPESP MARCOS PIVETTA  na Edição 224 – Outubro de 2014 “Associada a outras moléculas, a folha de átomos de carbono que dá forma ao grafeno pode adquirir propriedades ainda mais surpreendentes. Uma equipe de pesquisadores da Universidade Rice (EUA), com participação de físicos da Universidade Estadual …

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