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Compact optical data transmission

Researchers developed a plasmonic Mach-Zehnder modulator of only 12.5 micrometers length which converts digital electrical signals into optical signals at a rate of up to 108 gigabit per second,

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Self-assembling nano... whiskers? (w/video)

Researchers have developed a way to make these structures grow in an electron microscope. By recording the atoms self-assembling to form the whiskers - renamed in modern fashion as nanowires - they hope to understand how they grow and how to tune the growth conditions to build nano-devices.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Proving nanoparticles in sunscreen products

Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. But it is difficult to prove that the particles are in the lotions. Using a newly developed method, the particles can now be calculated.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires

Researchers have developed a transparent electrode with high electrical conductivity for solar cells and other optoelectronic components - that uses minimal amounts of material. It consists of a random network of silver nanowires that is coated with aluminium-doped zinc oxide. The novel electrode requires about 70 times less silver than conventional silver grid electrodes, but possesses comparable electrical conductivity.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2015

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Take a trip through the brain new imaging tool

A new imaging tool could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, the researchers look inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating images at a nanoscale resolution.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2015

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