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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Nanowelding a layer of SiC microparticles on Al surface

Nanowelding a layer of SiC microparticles on Al surface

Zhao et al have recently demonstrated that a layer of SiC particles could be bonded on Al substrate by using ultrasonic nanowelding technique. A nanowelded interface due to ultrasonic vibration… Read more »

Thermal Reduction of Graphene Oxide at 1.73eV/atom activation

Thermal Reduction of Graphene Oxide at 1.73eV/atom activation

Kuibo Yin et al have investigated the thermodynamic state and kinetic process of low-temperature deoxygenation reaction of grapheme oxide (GO) by using DSC, TG-MS, and XPS, which contributed to better… Read more »

Magnetic field domination of carbon nanotube diameter by arc discharge

Magnetic field domination of carbon nanotube diameter by arc discharge

Superior electronic and optical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) strongly depend on their diameter and chiral angle, and the bandgap energies of semiconducting SWCNTs are inversely proportional to their… Read more »

A one-step chemical process to synthesize Graphene Quantum Dots

A one-step chemical process to synthesize Graphene Quantum Dots

A Rice University laboratory has found a way to turn common carbon fiber into graphene quantum dots by a one-step chemical process , which is markedly simpler than established techniques…. Read more »

A way to fabricate superhydrophobic surfaces on aluminum alloy

A way to fabricate superhydrophobic surfaces on aluminum alloy

Huang et al have recently developed methods for fabrication of superhydrophobic copper surfaces and aluminum surfaces by using a one -step processes and a two steps processes respectively. Aluminum surfaces… Read more »

Synthetic method and photocatalytic active ZnO nanoparticles

Synthetic method and photocatalytic active ZnO nanoparticles

Venkatesha’s group synthesized noanosized ZnO particles on large scale using hybrid electrochemical-thermal method. The ZnO powder are pure and spindle like shape and well crystallized in the nanosize of 30-40… Read more »

Symmetry breaking and structural stability of carbon nanotubes

Symmetry breaking and structural stability of carbon nanotubes

Geometric characteristic of  single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) was investigated by Zhang et al. based on the numerical method for the first time instead of geometric intuition and assumption. The… Read more »

A new method to synthesize effective floating photocatalyst Fe-TiO2/beads

A new method to synthesize effective floating photocatalyst Fe-TiO2/beads

 Fe-doping broadens the absorption profile, improves photo utilization of TiO2. The photocatalytic activity of the Fe-doped TiO2 can be increased to 98% compared with that of the undoped one. The… Read more »

A novel method to assemble SWNTs into patterns

A novel method to assemble SWNTs into patterns

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been assembled into uniform nanoscale diameter strands patterns using a simple microfluidic technique by Yang et al. By controlling hydrophilic/hydrophobic properties of photoresist resin pattern… Read more »

A convenient method to achieve a broadband multi-peak coherent THz source

A convenient method to achieve a broadband multi-peak coherent THz source

Terahertz (THz) generation using implanted InGaAs photomixers and multi-wavelength quantum dot lasers were reported by Liu’s research group fromShanghaiJiaoTongUniversity. In the Vol. 4 (No.1, 2012) of the journal NML (NANO-MICRO… Read more »