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ERC Advanced Grant for molecule "cut and paste" project

One of the Advanced Grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) in its latest funding round has gone to Professor Herrmann Gaub, Spokesman of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) at LMU Munich for his research project on "Designer Cellulosomes by Single Molecule Cut and Paste".

Nov 10th, 2011

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Effiziente Energiespeicher von morgen

Chemiker der Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena haben eine neue Forschergruppe ins Leben gerufen, die sich die Entwicklung neuer polymerer Materialien fuer die effiziente Speicherung von elektrischer Energie zur Aufgabe gemacht hat.

Nov 10th, 2011

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Flexible rack systems sort molecules

Researchers have developed a flexible and efficient new process for the separation of enantiomers. Enantiomer separation is indispensable for the production of many pharmaceuticals.

Nov 10th, 2011

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A nano car with molecular 4-wheel drive

Reduced to the max: the emission-free, noiseless 4-wheel drive car, jointly developed by Empa researchers and their Dutch colleagues, represents lightweight construction at its most extreme. The nano car consists of just a single molecule and travels on four electrically-driven wheels in an almost straight line over a copper surface.

Nov 10th, 2011

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Breakthrough in low loss high frequency nanoelectronics

Researchers report that low electrical loss at frequencies of up to 220 GHz are possible in screen printed carbon nanotube - polymer composites. Producing such low electrical loss materials potentially opens up new types of high frequency large area electronic devices.

Nov 10th, 2011

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Solving the mystery of quantum dot blinking

Research by Los Alamos scientists documents significant progress in understanding the phenomenon of quantum-dot blinking. Their findings should enhance the ability of biologists to track single particles, enable technologists to create novel light-emitting diodes and single-photon sources, and boost efforts of energy researchers to develop new types of highly efficient solar cells.

Nov 9th, 2011

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Der Deutsche Verband Nanotechnologie nimmt die Arbeit auf

Am 3. November 2011 wurde in Saarbruecken der Deutsche Verband Nanotechnologie e.V. (DV Nano) gegruendet. Damit hoben die Gruendungsmitglieder des Vereins den ersten ueberregionalen Fachverband fuer Menschen aus der Taufe, die in den Nanotechnologien und -wissenschaften arbeiten.

Nov 9th, 2011

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