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Scientists discover new 'boat' form of promising semiconductor GeSe

Researchers have discovered a new form of the simple compound GeSe that has surprisingly escaped detection until now. This so-called beta-GeSe compound has a ring type structure like graphene and its monolayer form could have similarly valuable properties for electronic applications.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2017

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Manipulating magnetic textures

A group of researchers has shown that the simple curvature of nanomagnets can be used to induce textures within the magnetization field - a potential boon for future random access memory devices and data storage.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2017

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Chemists created nanoparticles for safe imaging of tumors

Chemists have created biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels damaged by heart attack or stroke. The particles are made of hafnium oxide that is allowed for intravenous injection, and doped with ions of rare earth metals.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2017

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Quantum dots illuminate transport within the cell

Biophysicists have developed a strategy for using light-emitting nanocrystals as a marker in living cells. By recording the movements of these quantum dots, they can clarify the structure and dynamics of the cytoskeleton.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2017

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Molecular motor-powered biocomputers

A recently launched research project aims to develop a biocomputer based on highly efficient molecular motors that will use a fraction of the energy of existing computers, and that can tackle problems where many solutions need to be explored simultaneously.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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Special nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys

Researchers have produced special nanopowders, which are used as modifying additives in the production of aluminum alloys. This method will significantly improve the operational properties of the foundry products, and reduce the energy costs for its final processing.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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