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Thailand launches consumer nanoproduct certification - NanoQ

At a recent launch of the Nanotechnology Association of Thailand in Bangkok on October 7, Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, President of Nanotechnology Association of Thailand said the aim of the association is to work closely with industries, researchers, and decision makers to effectively launch NanoQ in 2011.

Oct 8th, 2010

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Oxidation mechanisms at gold nanoclusters unravelled

Researchers believe that the puzzle of catalytic gold is now partially solved. Gold can catalyse an oxidation reaction by first oxidising itself. New research evidence on gold-oxide phase at room temperature and atmospheric pressure help us to finally understand the oxidation mechanisms of catalytic gold nanoclusters in these conditions.

Oct 8th, 2010

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Cell phones bring spectroscopy to the classroom

University of Illinois chemistry professor Alexander Scheeline wants to see high school students using their cell phones in class. Not for texting or surfing the Web, but as an analytical chemistry instrument. Scheeline developed a method using a few basic, inexpensive supplies and a digital camera to build a spectrometer, an important basic chemistry instrument.

Oct 8th, 2010

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