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Strong Grip - Unexpected interaction between organic semiconductors

Physicists have discovered an unexpectedly strong bond between organic layers. Such structures are still puzzling scientists throughout the world. These structures form the basis for novel electronic components made from organic semiconductors that are now increasingly used in smart phones and television sets.

Mar 9th, 2012

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Making sharper x-rays

Success in getting gas atoms to emit light collectively, rather than individually, may lead to better imaging technologies.

Mar 9th, 2012

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Ultrafast sonograms shed new light on rapid phase transitions

An international team of physicists has developed a method for taking ultrafast "sonograms" that can track the structural changes that take place within solid materials in trillionth-of-a-second intervals as they go through an important physical process called a phase transition.

Mar 8th, 2012

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Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference announces keynote lineup

Global technology leaders will descend upon North Carolina for the Nanotech Commercialization Conference (NCC), hosted by the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN), the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) and the North Carolina Office of Science and Technology. Corporate, investor, start-up and academic leaders will all be in attendance at this cutting edge event in Durham, NC, April 4th-5th, 2012.

Mar 8th, 2012

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NIOSH seeks innovative proposals for nanotechnology studies

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites applications from small businesses to conduct innovative research in three high-priority areas, including studies relating to the occupational health and safety aspects of nanotechnology.

Mar 8th, 2012

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Opening of laboratory for visualization of ultrafast micro- and nanoflows

Micro- and nanodroplets flowing inside barely visible channels may serve as miniature chemical reactors. The research in this modern area of contemporary chemistry can be pursued more effectively with a new laboratory that has just opened at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

Mar 8th, 2012

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Charging up qubits in diamonds

A method for manipulating the charge of nitrogen vacancy-centres in diamond - which are thought to be important areas in the creation of qubits in quantum computers - is reported in Nature Communications this week.

Mar 8th, 2012

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