The discovery of graphene, a material made of one or very few atomic layers of carbon, started a boom
Researchers have shown how to shuttle lithium ions back and forth into the crystal structure of a quantum material, representing a new avenue for research and potential applications in batteries
Flexible transparent conductor free of reflection and scattering in Nature Communications
Conductivity measurements provide fast, continuous, inexpensive indications of changing electrical and material properties.
Scientists now have made the first-ever accurate determination of a solid-state triple point in a substance called vanadium dioxide, which is known for switching rapidly – in as little as one 10-trillionth of a second – from an electrical insulator to a conductor, and thus could be useful in various technologies.
Networks of spherical nanoparticles embedded in elastic materials may make the best stretchy conductors yet, engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered.