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The sound of nanoparticles

Three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography enables quantitative measurements of nanoparticle concentrations to evaluate their biodistributions in animal models.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2014

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Birth of a mineral

Using in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) , study shows calcium carbonate takes multiple, simultaneous roads to different minerals, provides insight into trapping carbon dioxide in underground rock.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2014

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Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis

Researchers have, for the first time, provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide. The work used gold nanoparticles and titanium dioxide as a catalyst to speed the process and determined that water serves as a co-catalyst for the reaction that transforms carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2014

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Catching greenhouse gases with advanced nanomembranes

Researchers in Japan have engineered a membrane with advanced features capable of removing harmful greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Their findings may one day contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner skies.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2014

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Trends in nanoscale mechanics

A collection of the state-of-the-art reviews written by the leading researchers in the areas of nanoscale mechanics, molecular dynamics, nanoscale modeling of nanocomposites and mechanics of carbon nanotubes.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2014

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