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Scientists pioneer strategy for creating new materials

Researchers used X-ray scattering during a process called molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) to observe the behavior of atoms as a type of material known as layered oxides were being formed. These observations were then used as data for computational predictions of new materials, leading to insights on how to best combine atoms to form new, stable structures.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2014

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Copper shines as flexible conductor

Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper. Making such concepts affordable enough for general use remains a challenge but a new way of working with copper nanowires and a PVA 'nano glue' could be a game-changer.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2014

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Plug 'n' play protein crystals

Pauling's Rules describe the principles governing the structure of complex ionic crystals. These rules essentially describe how the arrangement of atoms in a crystal is critically dependent on the size of the atoms, their charge and type of bonding. According to scientists, similar rules can be applied to prepare ionic colloidal crystals consisting of oppositely charged proteins and virus particles.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2014

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Separating the buckybowl twins

Selective enrichment of one of the mirror-image forms of corannulene molecules could lead to exciting new possibilities in nanotechnology.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2014

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Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology

One of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons (electronic circuits). First, it is necessary to create a stream of single photons and control their direction. Researchers around the world have made all sorts of attempts to achieve this, but now scientists have succeeded in creating a steady stream of photons emitted one at a time and in a particular direction.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2014

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Watching the atomic structure of glass under pressure

Glass has many applications that call for different properties, such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments. Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these properties by changing the atomic structure of glass. Now researchers have for the first time captured atoms in borosilicate glass flipping from one structure to another as it is placed under high pressure.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2014

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