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Swedish-Italian workshop on nanoscience and medical technology

The event, held on September 29-30 in Stockholm, was quite timely in view of the forthcoming calls for European projects, in particular the 7th EU Framework Programme in the fields of Health and Nanotechnology, with deadlines for proposal submission in November-December 2011.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2011

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Watching electrons in molecules

A research group led by ETH Zurich has now, for the first time, visualized the motion of electrons during a chemical reaction. The new findings in the experiment are of fundamental importance for photochemistry and could also assist the design of more efficient solar cells.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2011

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Packing in six times more storage density with the help of table salt

Researchers have developed a process that can increase the data recording density of hard disks to 3.3 Terabit/in2, six times the recording density of current models. The key ingredient in the much enhanced patterning method that he pioneered is sodium chloride, the chemical grade of regular table salt.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2011

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Splitting spin to get ahead

A bismuth-based semiconducting material could enable control of electron spin, a crucial requirement for advancing novel devices.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2011

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