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Just a touch of skyrmions

Researchers have found a way to manipulate skyrmions - tiny nanometer-sized magnetic vortices found at the surface of magnetic materials - using mechanical energy.

Posted: Oct 13th, 2015

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Chemistry controls magnetism

Magnets are well-known from the physics lessons at school, but they are hardly covered in chemistry lectures; and it is still a chemical process by means of which researchers have succeeded in controlling magnetic properties in bulk ferromagnets.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2015

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Dielectric film has refractive index close to air

Researchers have developed a dielectric film that has optical and electrical properties similar to air, but is strong enough to be incorporated into electronic and photonic devices - making them both more efficient and more mechanically stable.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2015

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Have your drug nano-delivered via microbubble

Researchers are working to develop effective nanoparticle-bubble drug delivery systems to access precise locations in the body to treat medical conditions such as cancer, eye disease and spinal disc degeneration.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2015

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Gold nanomembranes resist bending in new experiment

New research provides researchers with a new, simpler method to measure nanomaterials' resistance to bending and stretching, and opens new possibilities for creating nano-sized objects and machines by controlling and tailoring that resistance.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2015

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