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ARTICLES | December 03, 2018

Sculpting With Graphene Foam

Rice University scientists have developed a simple way to produce conductive, three-dimensional (3D) objects made of graphene foam. The squishy solids look and feel something like...


ARTICLES | April 16, 2018

Study Boosts Hope for Cheaper Fuel Cells

Rice researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes. Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast...


ARTICLES | April 15, 2018

New Nanowires Are Just a Few Atoms Thick

“Two-dimensional materials” — materials deposited in layers that are only a few atoms thick — are promising for both high-performance electronics and flexible, transparent electronics...


ARTICLES | July 21, 2017

Batteries From Scrap Metal

Chinese scientists have made good use of waste while finding an innovative solution to a technical problem by transforming rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes...

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ARTICLES | July 17, 2017

Ruthenium Rules for New Fuel Cells

Rice University scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. Catalysts that drive the oxygen reduction...