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Balzan Prize 2007 for nanoscience awarded

One of the four International Balzan Prizes 2007, which have a prize fund of CHF 1 million ($1.2 million), is to be awarded for research in the area of nanoscience to Sumio Iijima, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2007

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Nanotechnology quiz - test your nano-IQ

From mayonnaise to plasmonics, grey goo to graphene, and Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard to Caltech's Richard Feynman - here is a fun and educational nanotechnology quiz that covers both fact and fiction.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2007

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Hetero-structured nano-ring

Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers recently succeeded in fabricating a hetero-structured nano-ring in their laboratory.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2007

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Nanotechnology microscope for ultrafast processes

International team of scientists proposes new ultramicroscope for nanostructures, allowing for the direct and non-invasive measurement of ultrafast processes on attosecond timescales with high spatial and temporal resolution.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2007

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A case where Born-Oppenheimer Approximation breaks down

The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation is ubiquitous in molecular physics, quantum chemistry and quantum chemistry. However, Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers recently observed a breakdown of the Approximation in the reaction of fluorine with deuterium atoms.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2007

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