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Graphene nanoribbons produced by novel top-down and bottom-up hybrid process

Researchers have successfully produced graphene nanoribbons by making use of the phenomenon that inorganic nanomaterials self-assemble into regular structures on graphene. This will enlarge the possible applications of graphene, which is expected to be an important alternative material to silicon for semiconductor devices.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2015

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Realistic computer model of battery electrodes

A research team has developed a new approach for more realistic computer models of battery electrodes. They combined images from synchrotron tomography that capture three-dimensional structure at micron resolution with those from an electron microscope that can even resolve nanometre-scale features over a small section.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2015

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Pinholes be gone

Researchers have eliminated problematic pinholes in the top layer of next-generation solar cells in development. At the same time, they have significantly improved the lifetime of the solar cell and made it thinner.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2015

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Robotic synthesizing machines create custom nanoscale structures

There is an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines, named Symphony X and Overture, have joined the search. Their specialty is creating custom nanoscale structures that mimic nature's proven designs.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2015

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Graphene oxide biodegrades with help of human enzymes

Researchers show how graphene oxide suspended in water biodegrades in a reaction catalysed by a human enzyme, with the effectiveness of the breakdown dependent on the colloidal stability of the suspension. The study should guide the development of graphene-based biomedical applications.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2015

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One nanocrystal, many faces

Imaging of cerium oxide nanocrystals provides new insights into the different behaviors of catalyst for emission control, other uses.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2015

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All-star nanocrystals

Tiny semiconducting crystals show promise for solar cell architectures and light-emitting devices.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2015

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