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New microscopy technique improves imaging at the atomic scale

When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images - and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that accounts for that movement and eliminates the distortion from the finished product.

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2014

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Carbon dioxide paves the way to unique nanomaterials

In common perception, carbon dioxide is just a greenhouse gas, one of the major environmental problems of mankind. For Warsaw chemists CO2 became, however, something else: a key element of reactions allowing for creation of nanomaterials with unprecedented properties.

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2014

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Molecules as circuits

Researchers show that the Kondo effect could be exploited to change the conductance between two electrodes.

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2014

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Electron transfer to organic nanoparticles

Scientists have studied the mechanism, rate-determining step, and charge-transfer kinetics of organic NPs by using the reductive dissolution of indigo nanoparticles as a model system.

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2014

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Toward fixing damaged hearts through nanofiber tissue engineering

In the US, someone suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds -- their heart is starved of oxygen and suffers irreparable damage. Engineering new heart tissue in the laboratory that could eventually be implanted into patients could help, and scientists are reporting a promising approach tested with rat cells. They published their results on growing cardiac muscle using a scaffold containing carbon nanofibers

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2014

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