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The heir to the silicon throne

A large consortium is developing silicon carbide (SiC) technology poised to pick up where silicon (Si) leaves off in terms of performance and operating conditions. Additional benefits include reduced energy consumption and emissions.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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Poland set to shine in nanotechnology (w/video)

Strengthening the nanotechnology capabilities of a key institute in Poland will enable the country to upgrade research on biomaterials and alternative energy. It will also help further integrate the country in the European Research Area (ERA).

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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Joining the quantum dots for new bio applications

A European research project, 'New frontiers in quantum dots science: Assembly and functionalisation', pushed knowledge about different quantum dot configuration made from stoichiometric crystalline nanoclusters. It explored their optical properties and how they can be used as multifunctional materials.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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Pushing the limits of light microscopy

A team of researchers from the IMP Vienna together with collaborators from the Vienna University of Technology established a new microscopy technique which greatly enhances resolution in the third dimension. In a simple set-up, the scientists used the translation of position information of fluorescent markers into color information.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2013

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Breathalyzer nanotechnology shows promise in monitoring diabetes

Researchers are working on a breathalyzer device that could one day replace regular blood testing in diabetics. The new monitoring device uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone in the breath of diabetics, which has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2013

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Teaching matter waves new tricks: Making magnets with ultra cold atoms

A novel approach to understand magnets was taken by a team of scientists. In a joint experimental and theoretical effort, quantum matter waves made of Rubidium atoms were controlled in such a way that they mimic magnets. Under these well-defined conditions, these artificially created magnets can be studied with clarity, and can give a fresh perspective on long-standing riddles.

Posted: Nov 27th, 2013

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New effect couples electricity and magnetism in materials

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up completely new possibilities for electronics at high frequencies.

Posted: Nov 27th, 2013

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