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Secrets of mysterious metal hotspots uncovered by new single molecule imaging technique

The secrets behind the mysterious nano-sized electromagnetic 'hotspots' that appear on metal surfaces under a light are finally being revealed with the help of a BEAST. Researchers at the Berkeley Lab have developed a single molecule imaging technology, dubbed the Brownian Emitter Adsorption Super-resolution Technique (BEAST), that has made it possible for the first time to directly measure the electromagnetic field inside a hotspot.

Jan 19th, 2011

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Triblock spheres provide a simple path to complex structures

University of Illinois materials scientists have developed a simple, generalizable technique to fabricate complex structures that assemble themselves. The team demonstrated that they can produce a large, complex structure - an intricate lattice - from tiny colloidal particles called triblock Janus spheres.

Jan 19th, 2011

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Nanoparticles to make textiles

Research by two Victoria University PhD graduates has advanced cutting edge technology that combines wool with gold and silver to create a new range of multi functional textiles.

Jan 19th, 2011

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Researchers synthesize giant molecule

Producing molecules comparable with large bio-molecules in size, shape and structure is an age-old dream of organic chemists. An international research team has now succeeded in synthesising the biggest macromolecule to date.

Jan 19th, 2011

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