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Powerful x-rays for less

Design improvements enable construction of compact x-ray lasers at ultra-short wavelengths, which can measure individual atoms.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2012

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Density Functional Theory (DFT) for open-shell molecules: Spin calculations

The review paper on the consideration of spin in density functional theory (DFT), published by the scientists Dr. Christoph Jacob from the Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Professor Markus Reiher from ETH Zurich, functions to close a major knowledge gap in theoretical chemistry.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2012

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Participants in the "PLAYnano" discussed society and nanotechnology

The 50 people who participated in society's representation at the "PLAYnano" encounter held at CIC nanoGUNE the past 22 November decanted in favour of nanoscience research, the regulation of its application and dialogue between society and institutions to orientate the technologies.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2012

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Improving nanofabrication with nanodiamond tips

Research conducted by a team that included the University of Pennsylvania's Robert Carpick and Tevis Jacobs has created a new type of nano-tip for thermal processing, which is made entirely out of diamond.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2012

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Guided self-assembly of gold thin films

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists have successfully directed the self­-assembly of nanoparticles into device-ready thin films, which have potential applications in fields ranging from computer memory storage to energy harvesting and storage, from catalysis to light management, and into the emerging new field of plasmonics.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2012

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Scientists image the molecular structure of polymer blends

Using an enhanced form of 'chemical microscopy' developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have shown that they can peer into the structure of blended polymers, resolving details of the molecular arrangement at sub-micrometer levels.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2012

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