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New discovery to improve the performance of the nanotubes in solar cells

A research team from Northeastern University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology has discovered, serendipitously, that a residue of a process used to build arrays of titania nanotubes -a residue that wasn't even noticed before this - plays an important role in improving the performance of the nanotubes in solar cells that produce hydrogen gas from water.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2009

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Conference offers insight into exploration of nanoelectronics

New methods for exploring the behavior of the high-performance electronics materials and devices that will shape the future of the electronics industry will be the focus of the International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics, to be held the week of May 11-15, 2009, at the University at Albany.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2009

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RUSNANO participates in construction and operation of the world's most powerful x-ray free electron laser

The underground X-Ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) with a length of 3.4 km will be constructed in the largest in Germany synchrotron center DESY. Russia will become the second country (after Germany) to invest into this international project, which will allow Russian scientists to carry out sophisticated research in the areas of physics, chemistry, material science, life sciences, bio-medicine etc.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2009

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Fat droplet nanoparticle delivers tumor suppressor gene to tumor and metastatic cells

Dr. Esther Chang describes the most recent developments in human trials of the first systemic, non-viral, tumor-targeted, nanoparticle method designed to restore normal gene function to tumor cells while completely bypassing normal tissue April 21 at an American Association of Anatomists scientific session at Experimental Biology 2009 in New Orleans.

Posted: Apr 20th, 2009

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