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Making the smallest, most perfect polymer films

Like many creative but essentially conservative scientists, Tom Russell of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in more than 30 years of polymer science research, would rarely use the term 'truly transformative' about his work. Until now.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2009

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Scientists measure the size of a one-neutron halo with lasers

For the first time ever, scientists at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in cooperation with colleagues from other institutes have succeeded in precisely measuring this one-neutron halo by means of a laser, and in evaluating the dimensions of the cloud.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2009

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NSF grants Career Award for work on quantum dots

Matthew Doty, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for his work on quantum dot molecules.

Posted: Feb 19th, 2009

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Single fabrication platform yields transistors two nanometers in size

University of Pittsburgh researchers have created a nanoscale one-stop shop, a single platform for creating electronics at a nearly single-atom scale that could yield advanced forms of such technologically important devices as high-density memory devices and transistors and computer processors.

Posted: Feb 19th, 2009

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