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Researchers develop novel chiral nanostructures from helical polymers and metal salts

Scientists describe a novel protocol to obtain different types of nanostructures from a single helical polymer and certain metal salts. An outstanding characteristic of these macromolecules is that their helicity can be tuned by the action of diverse external stimuli such as temperature, polarity or metal ions. Consequently, these polymers act as sensors.

Posted: Dec 11th, 2014

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A golden thread through the labyrinth of nanomaterials

The LICARA guidelines are geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises from all branches of industry, and help weigh up the pros and cons of nanomaterials and make decisions on their use. The guidelines also do their bit towards efficient communication in the value added chain.

Posted: Dec 11th, 2014

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Defects are perfect in laser-induced graphene (w/video)

Researchers have created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer-controlled laser. The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates the need for hot furnaces and controlled environments, and it makes graphene that may be suitable for electronics or energy storage.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2014

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Catalysis at the sub-nanoscale - the gold standard

Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow researchers to design more efficient and affordable catalysts from gold.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2014

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Germanium used for semiconductor milestone

A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 - the purified germanium semiconductor -and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2014

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