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A most singular nano-imaging technique

Researchers have developed a new technique called SINGLE that provides the first atomic-scale images of colloidal nanoparticles. SINGLE, which stands for 3D Structure Identification of Nanoparticles by Graphene Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy, has been used to separately reconstruct the 3D structures of two individual platinum nanoparticles in solution.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2015

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Weyl points, a long-sought phenomenon, finally detected

Part of a 1929 prediction by physicist Hermann Weyl - of a kind of massless particle that features a singular point in its energy spectrum called the 'Weyl point' - has finally been confirmed by direct observation for the first time, says an international team of physicists.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2015

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New technique to synthesise nanostructured nanowires

Researchers have developed a new method for growing ?hybrid? crystals at the nanoscale, in which quantum dots - essentially nanoscale semiconductors - of different materials can be sequentially incorporated into a host nanowire with perfect junctions between the components.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2015

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Plantations of nanorods on carpets of graphene capture the Sun's energy

The Sun can be a better chemist, thanks to zinc oxide nanorod arrays grown on a graphene substrate and 'decorated' with dots of cadmium sulphide. In the presence of solar radiation, this combination of zero and one-dimensional semiconductor structures with two-dimensional graphene is a great catalyst for many chemical reactions.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2015

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A new way to treat and prevent acne through nanotechnology

New research identified that the nanoparticles were effective at killing Proprionobacterium acnes, the gram positive bacteria associated with acne, and even more importantly, they inhibited the damaging inflammation that result in the large, painful lesions associated with inflammatory acne.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2015

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