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Infrared light visualizes nanoscale strain fields

A joint team of researchers at CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain) and the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and Plasma Physics (Munich, Germany) report the non-invasive and nanoscale resolved infrared mapping of strain fields in semiconductors.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2009

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Researchers 'see' reactive oxygen species in vital enzyme

Using two simultaneous light-based probing techniques at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, a team of researchers has illuminated important details about a class of enzymes involved in everything from photosynthesis to the regulation of biological clocks.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2009

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Synthetic 'good' nanotechnology cholesterol

Northwestern University scientists now offer a promising new weapon - synthetic high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the ?'good' cholesterol - that could help fight chronically high cholesterol levels and the deadly heart disease that often results.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2009

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A single photon switch

An international team of researchers has now developed a theoretical system that would allow single photons to be controlled reliably.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2009

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Novel process to make high-performance carbon nanotube inks

Scientists at DuPont and Cornell University have used a simple chemical process to convert 'as grown' mixtures of metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotubes into solely semiconducting carbon nanotubes with electrical characteristics well-suited for plastic electronics.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2009

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Compact new algorithm allows powerful data analysis

A powerful computing tool that allows scientists to extract features and patterns from enormously large and complex sets of raw data has been developed by scientists at University of California, Davis, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2009

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