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Plasmonics: Timely forecasting

Predicting the precise shape of metal nanostructures evaporated on an array of spheres is now possible using a mathematical algorithm.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2010

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EU-Chinese collaboration in nanotechnology consumer protection

The Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine and the European Commision Joint Research Centre (JRC) Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) have kicked off collaboration to support risk management and improve consumer protection through new approaches in the areas of nanotechnology and alternative methods to animal testing.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2010

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Verlustfreier Strom mit Quantenturbo

Wann ein Metallteilchen den elektrischen Widerstand verliert, ist auch eine Frage seiner Groesse. Die Temperatur, unterhalb derer ein Material zu einem Supraleiter wird, kann naemlich drastisch steigen - wenn der Stoff als Nanokuegelchen mit bestimmtem Durchmesser vorliegt.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2010

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'Nanocoax' solves solar cell 'thick and thin' dilemma

A nano-scale solar cell inspired by the coaxial cable offers greater efficiency than any previously designed nanotech thin film solar cell by resolving the 'thick and thin' challenge inherent to capturing light and extracting current for solar power.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2010

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