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How many gold atoms make gold metal?

Nanotech-Now - April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometre-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined siz...
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Graphene looking promising for future spintronic devices

Nanotech-Now - April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that large area graphene is able to preserve electron spin over an extended period, and communicate it over greater distances than had...
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Research could usher in next generation of batteries, fuel cells University of South Carolina and Clemson reseachers uncover clean interfaces

Nanotech-Now - April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists from South Carolina's leading public universities--the University of South Carolina and Clemson University--have made a discovery that could dramatically improve the efficiency of batteries...
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How can you see an atom? (video)

Nanotech-Now - April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Since ancient Greek times, philosophers and scientists have pondered the atom. For a couple thousand years, humans could only speculate on the structure and other properties of the smallest unit of ma...
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Quantum physics -- hot and cold at the same time: Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that a cloud of quantum particles can have several temperatures at once; the experiment provides new insight into the behavior of large quantum syst

Nanotech-Now - April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Temperature is a very useful physical quantity. It allows us to make a simple statistical statement about the energy of particles swirling around on complicated paths without having to know the specif...
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National Space Society Awards Physicist Kip Thorne Its Mass Media Space Pioneer Award

Nanotech-Now - April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
The National Space Society announces that physicist Dr. Kip Thorne is the recipient of its 2015 Space Pioneer Award for "Mass Media." This award will be presented at the National Space Society's 2015...
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Engineers now understand how complex carbon nanostructures form: Understanding how nanotube forests are created could lead to advancements in aerospace and biomedical applications

Nanotech-Now - April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are microscopic tubular structures that engineers "grow" through a process conducted in a high-temperature furnace. The forces that create the CNT structures known as "forests"...
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Carnegie Mellon chemists create tiny gold nanoparticles that reflect nature's patterns

Nanotech-Now - April 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit...
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