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Seeing an atomic thickness

Scientists from NPL, in collaboration with Linkoping University, Sweden, have shown that regions of graphene of different thickness can be easily identified in ambient conditions using Electrostatic Force Microscopy (EFM).

May 19th, 2011

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Record efficiency of 18.7% for flexible CIGS solar cells on plastics

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have further boosted the energy conversion efficiency of flexible solar cells made of copper indium gallium (di)selenide (also known as CIGS) to a new world record of 18.7% - a significant improvement over the previous record of 17.6% achieved by the same team in June 2010.

May 19th, 2011

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Experiments settle long-standing debate about mysterious array formations in nanofilms

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have conducted experiments confirming which of three possible mechanisms is responsible for the spontaneous formation of three-dimensional pillar arrays in nanofilms. These protrusions appear suddenly when the surface of a molten nanofilm is exposed to an extreme temperature gradient and self-organize into hexagonal, lamellar, square, or spiral patterns.

May 19th, 2011

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Nanotechnology patch for the heart restores damaged areas

Scientists built a scaffold-looking structure consisting of carbon nanofibers and a government-approved polymer. Tests showed the synthetic nanopatch regenerated natural heart tissue cells - called cardiomyocytes - as well as neurons. In short, the tests showed that a dead region of the heart can be brought back to life.

May 19th, 2011

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Wie die Zellmembran funktioniert

Wichtige Details zur molekularen Entschluesselung der Struktur von Zellmembranen beschreibt eine soeben erschienene Publikation des Forscherteams um Georg Pabst vom Institut fuer Biophysik und Nanosystemforschung der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

May 18th, 2011

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Free webinar addresses high brightness LED test techniques

Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, will broadcast a free, web-based seminar titled "Meeting the Electrical Measurement Demands of High Power, High Brightness LEDs" on Thursday, May 26, 2011.

May 18th, 2011

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