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Carbon nanotubes move into the fast lane

For the first time, researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter can transport protons faster than bulk water, by an order of magnitude.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2016

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Nanoparticles can grow in cubic shape

Scientists show how originally spherical nucleus can transform into cube with high surface-to-volume ratio. These nanocubes are available to be used in practice, and may interest many designers of new materials.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2016

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Artificial molecules

Scientists have developed a new technique that enables for the first time the manufacture of complexly structured tiny objects joining together microspheres.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2016

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Ferroelectric localized field enhanced nanowire photodetectors

Researchers have designed a high-performance nanowire photodetector with side-gated structure by combining ferroelectric materials and nanowires, and the as-fabricated device can be employed to reduce the dark current and increase the sensitivity of the photodetectors.

Posted: Mar 31st, 2016

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