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New guide for research on multiblock polymers emerges

Thanks to advances in polymer chemistry and a wide variety of monomer constituents to choose from, the world of multiblock polymers is wide open. These polymers can result in an astonishing array of materials, customizable to almost any specification. However, the flood of options could be overwhelming, without a theoretical framework to guide research.

Apr 26th, 2012

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Boron-nitride nanotubes show potential in cancer treatment

A new study has shown that adding boron-nitride nanotubes to the surface of cancer cells can double the effectiveness of Irreversible Electroporation, a minimally invasive treatment for soft tissue tumors in the liver, lung, prostate, head and neck, kidney and pancreas.

Apr 26th, 2012

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Chalmers receives $3.3m to upgrade its nanofabrication lab

Chalmers Nanofabrication Laboratory will receive SEK 22 million that will be used for new nanolithography equipment. The funds will primarily be used for a new electron beam lithography (EBL) system, which is a technology used to produce electronics components and other nanosized structures.

Apr 26th, 2012

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Licht in Nanostrukturen gefangen

Einem deutsch-japanischen Forscherteam ist es gelungen, das Einfangen - Physiker sprechen von Lokalisierung - von Licht in kuenstlichen Nanostrukturen in Echtzeit zu verfolgen.

Apr 26th, 2012

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Researcher awarded with "Green Photonics" award for organic solar cells

Scientist Jan Meiss has been awarded with the "Green Photonics" for young academics on April 23, 2012 at the Hanover Fair. Within his dissertation in cooperation with Heliatek GmbH and Fraunhofer IPMS - COMEDD he succeeded in the development of new concepts for organic solar cells with high impact: his solar cells are four times more efficient as conventional organic solar cells.

Apr 26th, 2012

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Tiny crystal revolutionizes computing (w/video)

A tiny crystal that enables a computer to perform calculations that currently stump the world's most powerful supercomputers has been developed by an international team including the University of Sydney's Dr Michael Biercuk.

Apr 26th, 2012

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