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Physicists create superatom

Under appropriate conditions, a cloud of several hundred atoms can behave like a single atom, virtually developing super-power. Upon excitation with an ultraviolet laser into highly excited states, the atoms start to interact with each other.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2015

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Novel multiferroic materials and devices integrated with silicon chips

A research team has made two advances in multiferroic materials, including the ability to integrate them on a silicon chip, which will allow the development of new electronic memory devices. The researchers have already created prototypes of the devices and are in the process of testing them.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2015

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Biomedicine: Worth its weight in nanogold

In order to harness nanogold's potential, researchers have to make sense of its structures and behaviours, which are in many ways completely different from those of typical chunks of gold.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2015

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Penn State Center for Nanoscience awarded $15 million research grant

The Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science, a National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), has been awarded a six-year, $15 million grant to continue its research and education program in the development and application of nanoscale materials.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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Water, water, everywhere - Controlling the properties of nanomaterials

Scientists are learning how the properties of water molecules on the surface of metal oxides can be used to better control these minerals and use them to make products such as more efficient semiconductors for organic light emitting diodes and solar cells, safer vehicle glass in fog and frost, and more environmentally friendly chemical sensors for industrial applications.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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