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Semiconductors in personalized medicine

The IET's flagship journal, Electronics Letters, has published a special supplement on the subject of Semiconductors in Personalised Medicine, available FREE online (until the end of June 2012).

Posted: Mar 13th, 2012

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Merck and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg cooperate in the field of new hybrid materials for more energy-efficient processes

Merck and the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) have today announced their cooperation in the field of new hybrid materials for more energy-efficient processes. This new strategic cooperation centers on catalytic conversion, gas purification and new functional surfaces.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2012

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Increasing photoconversion efficiency of DSSC

Researchers at the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Chulalongkorn University, and Stanford University have successfully synthesis titania nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes (CNT) using hydrothermal process to provide the highest photoconversion efficiency.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2012

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Touch of gold improves nanoparticle fuel-cell reactions

Chemists at Brown University have created a triple-headed metallic nanoparticle that reportedly performs better and lasts longer than any other nanoparticle catalyst studied in fuel-cell reactions. The key is the addition of gold: It yields a more uniform crystal structure while removing carbon monoxide from the reaction.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2012

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The first spectroscopic measurement of an anti-atom

Berkeley Lab scientists helped build and operate the ALPHA antimatter trap at CERN, which has now probed the internal structure of the antihydrogen atom for the first time, taking the first step toward possible new insights into the difference between matter and antimatter.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2012

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Six secret weapons of nanotechnology commercialization

In his regular IndustryWeek nanotechnology column, Nanofilm president and CEO Scott Rickert suggests "a bootcamp for nanotechnology and industry" about commercialization to capitalize on the current interest in advanced manufacturing.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2012

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