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Chemical Nanotechnology Talks X - Green nano: Challenges of sustainability

Chemical Nanotechnology Talks (CNT) is an event for international participants, stressing chemical nanotechnology. Every year there is a focus on a particular theme. This year's focus, on January 26-27 in Frankfurt/Germany lies on 'Green Nano: Challenges of Sustainability' including themes like resources, energy and environment.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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A matterless double-slit

According to the foundations of quantum mechanics, two different given paths for quantum particles may interfere. Such a so-called 'double-slit' scenario is put forward devoid of material constituents, consisting instead entirely of light.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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Harnessing the divas of the nanoworld

Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are the divas of the nanoworld. In possession of alluring properties, they are also notoriously temperamental compared to their carbon-based cousins.

Posted: Jan 14th, 2010

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All smoothed out - hydroxyl radicals remove nanoscopic irregularities on polished gold surfaces

The precious metal gold is the material of choice for many technical applications because it does not corrode - and because it also has interesting electrical, magnetic, and optical properties. In these applications, it is extremely important that the surface of the gold be completely clean and smooth. However, conventional processes not only 'polish' away the undesirable irregularities, but also attack the gold surface.

Posted: Jan 14th, 2010

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Nanoprobes hit targets in tumors, could lessen chemo side effects

A variety of nanoparticles have shown to be effective in delivering cancer drugs more directly to tumor cells, mitigating the damage to nearby healthy cells. Now, researchers from Purdue University have demonstrated that these nanoparticles are getting their drug payloads to the correct intracellular compartments.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2010

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