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Noble metal in action: Palladium oxide with extra high catalytic potential

Ulrich Kortz, Professor of Chemistry at Jacobs University, and his team report the synthesis of a novel, discrete noble metal-oxide, containing a record number of 22 palladium atoms, as well as two central copper ions. In addition to its high catalytic potential, this cluster compound also exhibits very unusual intramolecular magnetic interactions.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2011

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Wie DVDs ticken - neuartige Messmethode analysiert chemisch-physikalischen Schreibprozesse

DVDs werden millionenfach produziert, bis vor kurzem waren die chemisch-physikalischen Schreibprozesse dahinter allerdings ein Raetsel. Einem internationalen Forscher-Team gelang nun an der Uni Graz mittels Roentgenstrahlung der Durchbruch. Die WissenschafterInnen fanden einen Weg, wie Oberflaechen mit ungeordneter Struktur atomar, also im Nanobereich, abgebildet werden koennen.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2011

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Physicists create lightest condensate from substantial particles

In case of the Bose-Einstein-Condensation gases consisting of ultra-cold atoms change into a collective quantum state where they all have the same features. This state and the associated features are very interesting, for example, for the production of new circuits where the condensed particles flow nearly unimpeded. The problem is that the condensation with atoms only takes place in case of extremely low temperatures, rendering practical use completely impossible. Now physicists succeeded in creating the lightest condensate from substantial particles which can in fact be used at some kelvin.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2011

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Complexity in core-shell nanomagnets

The magnetic exchange bias coupling between core and shell depends critically on the "frozen spins" that reside at the interface between the two different magnetic nanomaterials, according to users from Purdue University.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2011

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Revolutionary nano-sheets to boost battery power

EU-funded scientists have invented a new way of creating atom thin nano-sheets from a wide variety of exotic layered materials with the potential to enable the next generation of electronic and energy storage technologies needed, for example, to power electric cars.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2011

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NanoBioConnect: A new tool to accelerate commercialization of nanobiotechnology

The Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) today announced the launch of an information-rich, comprehensive nanobiotechnology information portal available to the public called NanoBioConnect. The objective of COIN's NanoBioConnect portal is to provide a trusted and valued compendium of nanobio- and nanomedicine-related business and technology intelligence, including information on relevant assets, resources, and people.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2011

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Connecting the dots - how nanotechnology could revolutionise solar power

When it comes to making a solar cell from semiconductors, there are two major challenges. One is to extract as much energy out of the sunlight as possible so that ideally every single photon of light creates an electron-hole pair. The other is to get these electron-hole pairs to all migrate to the electrical contacts where they can do useful work rather than simply recombining somewhere in the middle of the cell.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2011

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Nanoscopic investigation shows why van Gogh paintings lose their shine

Scientists have identified a complex chemical reaction responsible for the degradation of two paintings by Vincent van Gogh and other artists of the late 19th century. This discovery is a first step to understanding how to stop the bright yellow colours of van Gogh's most famous paintings from being covered by a brown shade, and fading over time.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2011

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