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How are droplets displaced by ultrasounds?

Understanding the physical mechanisms that enable a droplet to be displaced by propagating an acoustic wave along the substrate on which it lies is the hurdle that has been overcome by researchers from CNRS IN FRANCE.

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2010

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Shining light on graphene-metal interactions

By controlling the layered growth of graphene - a relatively new form of carbon that's just a single atom thick - researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have uncovered intriguing details about the material's superior electrical and optical properties.

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2010

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Exploring the frictional characteristics of atomically thin sheets

A team of nanotechnology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University has used friction force microscopy to determine the nanoscale frictional characteristics of four atomically-thin materials, discovering a universal characteristic for these very different materials.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2010

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