On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devices

Scientists synthesized graphene nanoribbons, shown in yellow, on a titanium dioxide substrate, in blue. The lighter ends of the ribbon show magnetic states. The inset drawing shows how the ends have up and down spin, suitable for creating qubits. Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy An international multi-institution team of scientists has synthesized graphene nanoribbons—ultrathin […]

A new strategy for the synthesis of crystalline graphitic nanoribbons

Credit: Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research New work from a team of scientists led by Drs. Kuo Li and Haiyan Zheng from the Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR) collaborated with Dr. Jing Ju from Peking University found pressure-induced polymerization of 1,4-diphenylbutadiyne produces crystalline graphitic nanoribbons. Their […]