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Penn and UC Merced researchers match physical and virtual atomic friction experiments

May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances...
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Electrons corralled using new quantum tool: 'Whispering gallery' effect confines electrons, could provide basis for new electron-optics devices

May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have succeeded in creating a new "whispering gallery" effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene -- making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the mat...
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Plugging up leaky graphene: New technique may enable faster, more durable water filters

May 10, 2015 - 7:45am
For faster, longer-lasting water filters, some scientists are looking to graphene —thin, strong sheets of carbon — to serve as ultrathin membranes, filtering out contaminants to quickly purify high vo...
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