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Perfektes Silicium als Photovoltaik Grundmaterial

Der diesjaehrige SolarWorld Junior Einstein-Award geht an Dr. Christian Reimann vom Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie in Erlangen. Der Mineraloge entwickelte ein Verfahren zur Erhoehung der Materialqualitaet gerichtet erstarrter Siliciumbloecke.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2010

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Quantenmechanischer Zufallsgenerator

Forscher haben ein Geraet konstruiert das mit echtem Zufall arbeitet. Ihre Apparatur liefert zufaellige Zahlen, die prinzipiell nicht vorhergesagt werden koennen, und zwar mit Hilfe der Quantenphysik.

Posted: Sep 6th, 2010

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Electronic nose sniffs out bacteria

Early treatment of infection in burns patients is critical. A European consortium has designed a point-of-care instrument that can identify types of bacteria from the tiny amounts of volatile gases they emit.

Posted: Sep 6th, 2010

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Institute for NanoBioTechnology's international research program sends second team of students to Belgium

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology supports university students to conduct research in an international setting. Their work, travel and housing expenses are funded through INBT with a National Science Foundation's International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program and through a partnership with The Inter-University MircroElectronics Centre (IMEC) in Leuven, Belgium.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2010

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Google logo shows a buckyball today

How cool is that - Google marks the discovery of the fullerene 25 years ago today, September 4, 1985, with a special Google logo on its site that includes a C60 structure.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2010

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Magnetism's subatomic roots

A new conceptual model, which was created to learn more about the quantum quirks of high-temperature superconductors and other high-tech materials, has also proven useful in describing the origins of ferromagnetism -- the everyday 'magnetism' of compass needles and refrigerator magnets.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2010

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Cheaper, better solar cell Is full of holes

A new low-cost etching technique developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory can put a trillion holes in a silicon wafer the size of a compact disc.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2010

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Swiss study on nanotechnology in the food sector now available in English

The study 'Nanotechnology in the Food Sector', commissioned by the Swiss Centre for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS, is now available in English. The study provides an overview of nanomaterials already used in the food sector with a focus on the Swiss market and an analysis of the existing legal framework.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2010

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