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Nanotechnology in a glass sponge

The marine sponge Monorhaphis chuni forms a glass filament with a perfect periodic arrangement of nanopores employing a similar method that is used for fabrication of man-made mesoporous nanomaterials.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2014

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A new way to create nanoporous materials

A team of UConn chemists has discovered a new way of making a class of porous materials that allows for greater manufacturing controls and has significantly broader applications than the longtime industry standard.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2014

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The mechanism of caesium intercalation of graphene

Using in-situ microscopy to follow the intercalation process of caesium of graphene monolayer on iridium surface, scientists discovered a novel mechanism for intercalation and entrapment of alkali atoms under epitaxial graphene.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2014

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Microparticles show molecules their way

Scientists have produced novel microparticles, whose surface consists of three chemically different segments. These segments can be provided with different (bio-) molecules.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2014

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Nanoscale pillars could radically improve conversion of heat to electricity

Scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2014

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