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Protein electronics

Similar proteins demonstrate different charge transport characteristics offering a route to biological electronic devices.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2011

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Record high two million gold nanoparticles inserted into a single cancer cell

By changing the organic molecule that coats gold nanorods, scientists at Rice University in Houston have increased the number of gold nanorods inserted into a single, living cell to over 2 million. The previous record was 150,000. This achievement could greatly improve photothermal therapy for cancer, which uses near-IR light to heat nanorods inside cancer cells to destroy them.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2011

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Virginia Tech's Rylander wins national biomedical engineering award

Biomedical engineer Marissa Nichole Rylander, associate professor jointly appointed in the mechanical engineering department and Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, at Virginia Tech is the recipient of the 2012 Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2011

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Giant piezoelectric effect to improve MEMS devices

Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Research Institute at Penn State are part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from universities and national laboratories across the U.S. who have fabricated piezoelectric thin films with record-setting properties.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2011

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Photovoltaik: Sonnige Aussichten

Mit der Konferenz "Next Generation Solar Energy - From Fundamentals to Applications" ist es der Bayern Innovativ GmbH und ihren Partnern erstmals gelungen, mehr als 40 der international renommiertesten Photovoltaik-Wissenschaftler und Entwickler aus innovativen Unternehmen bei einem Kongress in Deutschland zusammenzufuehren.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2011

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Funktionalisiertes Graphen leistet wenig Widerstand

Graphen ist an sich ein hervorragender elektrischer Leiter. Doch muss nutzbares Graphen ueber Kontakte elektrisch an die Umgebung angebunden sein - das kann sich nachteilig auf die Leitfaehigkeit auswirken. Ein Team von der Uni Duisburg-Essen hat nun erstmals nanometergenau den Widerstand an den Kontaktstellen gemessen.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2011

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