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1,5 Millionen Euro für die optische Nanotechnologie

Kieler Wissenschaftlerin holt ERC Starting Grant nach Schleswig-Holstein: PhotoSmart heißt das Projekt, das ab Mitte nächsten Jahres mit 1,5 Millionen Euro aus dem Fördertopf des European Research Councils (ERC Starting Grant) gefördert wird.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2012

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Making a better invisibility cloak

The first functional 'cloaking' device reported by Duke University electrical engineers in 2006 worked like a charm, but it wasn't perfect. Now a member of that laboratory has developed a new design that ties up one of the major loose ends from the original device.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2012

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Study provides recipe for 'supercharging' atoms with X-ray laser

Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating a 'supercharged', strongly positive state at energies previously thought too low.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2012

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A new way of making glass

A new way to make glass has been discovered by a collaboration of researchers at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Bristol using a method that controls how the atoms within a substance are arranged around each other.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2012

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Good connections to nanoelectronics with graphene nanoribbons

The electronics of the future could use molecules to do their arithmetic. The tiny particles could then take over the tasks which are presently done by silicon transistors, for example. Researchers from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin have used a nanowire which could potentially conduct current between molecular transistors or different components.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2012

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Building bones from wood

European research has investigated ways of transforming complex, organised natural products such as wood to make materials suitable for rebuilding the human skeletal system.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2012

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