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Graphene films have potential as next-generation transistors

Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have characterized an aspect of graphene film behavior by measuring the way it conducts electricity on a substrate. This milestone advances the potential application of graphene, the ultra-thin, single-atom thick carbon sheets that conduct electricity faster and more efficiently than silicon, the current material of choice for transistor fabrication.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2008

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NanoScale Materials Stewardship Seminar on August 13

Join the International Association of Nanotechnology at the NanoScale Materials Stewardship Seminar on August 13, to discuss new initiatives and collaborate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CALEPA) to implement mutually beneficial standards for nanoparticles.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2008

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The amazing quantum world of ultra cold matter

Many of us have been fascinated by the concept of absolute zero, the temperature at which everything comes to a complete stop. But physics tells us otherwise: absolute zero cannot be reached but only approached, and the closer you get, the more interesting phenomena you find!

Posted: Jul 31st, 2008

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Nano-foods: The next consumer scare?

Those consumers already worried about genetically engineered or cloned food reaching their tables may soon find something else in their grocery carts to furrow their brows over - nano-foods.

Posted: Jul 30th, 2008

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Scientists determine strength of 'liquid smoke'

Aerogel, also known as liquid smoke or 'San Francisco fog', is an open-cell polymer with pores smaller than 50 nanometers in diameter. For the first time, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley scientists have peered into this material and created three-dimensional images to determine its strength and potential new applications.

Posted: Jul 29th, 2008

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