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OLED research using computer-aided design approach

Researchers at National Nanotechnology Center in Thailand, NANOTEC, investigated the effect of conjugated length of two series of novel emitting material on organic light emitting diodes (OLED) using density functional theory (DFT) and time dependence density functional theory (TDDFT) using computer-aided design approach.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2011

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Researchers crack full-spectrum solar challenge

In a paper published in Nature Photonics, University of Toronto Engineering researchers report a new solar cell that may pave the way to inexpensive coatings that efficiently convert the sun's rays to electricity.

Posted: Jun 26th, 2011

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Plasma physics finds novel applications in medicine

Whilst new antibiotics are being developed all the time, there's clearly a need for additional strategies to combat bacteria. One of the most recent to emerge has rather unlikely origins in a plasma physics laboratory.

Posted: Jun 26th, 2011

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'Quantum magic' without any 'spooky action at a distance'

The quantum mechanical entanglement is at the heart of the famous quantum teleportation experiment and was referred to by Albert Einstein as "spooky action at a distance". A team of researchers used a system which does not allow for entanglement, and still found results which cannot be interpreted classically.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2011

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Optical circuit enables new approach to quantum technologies

An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, and the Universities of Osaka and Hokkaido, Japan, has demonstrated a fundamental building block for quantum computing that could soon be employed in a range of quantum technologies.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2011

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Towards responsible nanotextiles and coatings: a new risk approach

A new study has developed risk assessment criteria for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to help inform innovation and policy decisions. It illustrates that product design can influence the unintended release of ENMs and that combining knowledge about the product life cycle with a systematic assessment of the potential hazards may enable responsible choices for future product developments to be made.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2011

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Euro Atomic Force Microscopy Forum 2011

ETH Zurich, Atomic Force F+E GmbH and Asylum Research announce the third Euro AFM Forum 2011 to be held in Zurich, Switzerland on September 7 to 9 in cooperation with Prof. Ralph Spolenak at the campus Science City of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2011

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New FDA sunscreen rules called blind to nanotechnology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules fail to meaningfully consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients, according to public interest groups including Friends of the Earth, The International Center for Technology Assessment and Consumers Union.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2011

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