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New technique to synthesise nanostructured nanowires

Researchers have developed a new method for growing hybrid crystals at the nanoscale, in which quantum dots - essentially nanoscale semiconductors - of different materials can be sequentially incorporated into a host nanowire with perfect junctions between the components.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2015

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Plantations of nanorods on carpets of graphene capture the Sun's energy

The Sun can be a better chemist, thanks to zinc oxide nanorod arrays grown on a graphene substrate and 'decorated' with dots of cadmium sulphide. In the presence of solar radiation, this combination of zero and one-dimensional semiconductor structures with two-dimensional graphene is a great catalyst for many chemical reactions.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2015

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A new way to treat and prevent acne through nanotechnology

New research identified that the nanoparticles were effective at killing Proprionobacterium acnes, the gram positive bacteria associated with acne, and even more importantly, they inhibited the damaging inflammation that result in the large, painful lesions associated with inflammatory acne.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2015

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