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Understanding hydrogen uptake by a single palladium nanoparticle

Researchers have determined for the first time the mechanism by which nanometer-sized particles of palladium take up hydrogen. Because the properties of nanoparticles change greatly with their size, choosing the right types of nanoparticle allows you to fine-tune the properties of materials.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2014

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Mass producing super-thin films that can 'squeeze' electricity

The EU project PIEZOVOLUME focused on speeding the production of piezoelectric film material. The research team worked to develop high-volume production tools and methods that are expected to help make the high-tech devices and systems of the future faster, lighter and more efficient.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2014

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A solution for tunable dyes

Modifying a common organic dye molecule results in tunable optical characteristics that can be changed by exposure to different chemical reagents and solvents.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2014

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The sound of an atom has been captured

Scientists show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of light.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2014

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