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The secret lives of carbon nanotubes

A short time-lapse video clearly reveals the answer to a long-standing carbon nanotube question: During their formation, the free end of a growing nanotube is a closed cap, not an open tube.

Posted: Oct 21st, 2008

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Tuning magnetic nanotubes

New research could help engineers design nanotube geometries that are optimum for data storage, or for other possible applications in microelectronics and medicine.

Posted: Oct 21st, 2008

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Buckyball beams

Scientists have greatly improved the sensitivity of detection of the ejected material by using an infrared laser for photoionization prior to analysis by the mass spectrometer.

Posted: Oct 21st, 2008

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Where single molecules go to dance

Thanks to a machine built by Adam Cohen and his colleagues at Harvard, it may be possible to confine a single molecule and study its motions at the same time.

Posted: Oct 21st, 2008

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Magnetic tweezer for cells and molecules

Researchers have developed a new way to tweeze apart interacting cells and molecules using magnetic forces. This technology, which relies on attaching microscopic magnetic particles, allows them to measure exactly how strongly the interactions are between biological molecules.

Posted: Oct 20th, 2008

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