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'Negative refraction' opens door to new products and industries

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to make a low-cost material that might accomplish negative refraction of light and other radiation - a goal first theorized in 1861 by a giant of science, Scottish physicist James Maxwell, that has still eluded wide practical use.

Feb 23rd, 2012

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Self-cleaning buildings

A high level pollution is an increasing problem. For that scientists have developed innovative materials that can be easily applied on facades. This could be a significant step towards urban air quality improvement and a beautification of cities.

Feb 23rd, 2012

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Promoting EU-Thailand science initiatives

NANOTEC researchers participated as speakers during the visit of science journalist from 8 European nations. The visit is organized under the umbrella of the FP7 funded SEA-EU-NET project, in which NSTDA is a partner, and the ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2012.

Feb 23rd, 2012

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Single-particle spectroscopy reveals role of surface defects

To correlate TiO2 surface features with ET, scientists compared the photoinduced ET dynamics from single quantum dots (QDs) to polycrystalline TiO2 thin films grown by atomic layer deposition with that of porous TiO2 nanoparticle films by using single-particle fluorescence spectroscopy.

Feb 22nd, 2012

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