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Insight into inner magnetic layers: Measurements at BESSY II have shown how spin filters forming within magnetic sandwiches influence tunnel magnetoresistance -- results that can help in designing spintronic component-

February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
In doing so, the teams enhanced our understanding of processes that are important for future TMR data storage devices and other spintronic components. Their results have now been published in Nature C...
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Half spheres for molecular circuits: Corannulene shows promising electronic properties

February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Imagine taking a fullerene (C60) and cutting it in half like a melon. What you get is a corannulene (C20H10), a molecule that, according to a just-published study conducted with SISSA's collaboration,...
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Novel crumpling method takes flat graphene from 2-D to 3-D

February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a unique single-step process to achieve three-dimensional (3D) texturing of graphene and graphite. Using a commercially ava...
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A rapid extension of nanographene sheets from readily available hydrocarbons: Precisely controlled synthesis of structurally uniform carbon sheets could advance nanographene materials science

February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Commercially available hydrocarbons were used as templates to synthesize uniform nanographene sheets using a series of sheet extending agents and a new transition metal catalyst, which were developed...
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Voltage tester for beating cardiac cells

February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Electrical impulses play an important role in cells of the human body. For example, neurons use these impulses to transmit information along their branches and the body also uses them to control the c...
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Improved fire detection with new ultra-sensitive, ultraviolet light sensor

February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
A new study published today in Scientific Reports has discovered that a material traditionally used in ceramics, glass and paint can be manipulated to produce an ultra-sensitive UV light sensor, pavin...
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Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics

February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists are pioneering the use of nanomaterials in compact, sensitive, fast, low-cost terahertz detectors with potential in applications such as biomedical diagnostics, airport security screening a...
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A new spin on spintronics: Michigan team tests radiation-resistant spintronic material, possibly enabling electronic devices that will work in harsh environments

February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh...
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Nanotechnology facility planned in Lund, Sweden: A production facility for start-ups in the field of nanotechnology may be built in the Science Village in Lund, a world-class research and innovation village that is also home to ESS, the European Spallatio

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
"With this new facility, we want to create the conditions to enable new companies to develop from the R&D phase to full production, without needing to leave Sweden," says Lars Samuelson, Professor of...
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Ligar secures investment from Wallace Corporation to commercialise polymers that pick out good and bad molecules: Ground-breaking science innovation removes molecules in the wrong place from liquids

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Hamilton-based Ligar, the developer of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for purification and extraction, today announced it has secured an initial investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars f...
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The future of electronics -- now in 2-D: Work could ultimately lead to electrical conductors that are 100 percent efficient

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium--the material of 1940s transistors--into a potential replacement f...
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Scientists in Iran Use Nanotechnology for Industrial Purification of Drinking Water

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Payamavaran Nanofanavari Fardanegar (PNF) Company for the first time implemented a project to purify drinking water from arsenic by using cavitation and active alumina nanotechnology in Ardabil Provin...
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Nanotechnology Electric Vehicle (EV) Market Analysis Report 2015: According to Radiant Insights, Inc

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
New Market Research Reports Title "Nanotechnology Electric Vehicle (EV) Market Analysis Report 2015: According to Radiant Insights, Inc" Has Been Added to RadiantInsights.com Report Database.
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Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) Rover and Science Team Wins the National Space Society's von Braun Award

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
The Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) Rover and Science Team is the winner of the National Space Society's Wernher von Braun Memorial Award. This award will be presented at the National Space Societ...
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Plasma Treatment, of PTFE

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
PTFE is a chemically inert and highly hydrophobic fluoropolymer due to the high electronegativity of fluorine. It is not readily modified by standard plasma processes but the may be altered to render...
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Oxford Instruments commissions a powerful new high field, high energy magnet system at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments has successfully developed and installed a compact, high field, high stored energy superconducting magnet system at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Hochfeld-Magnetlabor...
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SouthWest Nanotechnologies CEO Dave Arthur Appointed to the Board of Affiliates of Rice University Professional Science Master’s Program

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
SouthWest NanoTechnologies CEO David Arthur has been appointed to the distinguished Board of Affiliates of the Rice University Professional Science Master's Program.
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Light in the Moebius strip: A Moebius strip created from laser light opens up new possibilities for material processing and for micro- and nanotechnology

February 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Physics sometimes borders on light art. An international team headed by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)...
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Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

February 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.
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Exotic states materialize with supercomputers

February 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect. The researchers published their results in the journal Sci...
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