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New study confirms exotic electric properties of graphene

Understanding the electrical properties of graphene is important because, unlike the other materials used by the electronics industry, it remains stable and conductive down to the molecular scale. As a result, when the current silicon technology reaches it's a fundamental miniaturization limit in coming years, graphene could very well take its place.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2009

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Argonne to construct $95 million energy research facility

The Energy Sciences Building (ESB) will provide an environment that will accelerate the pace of discovery by bringing together interdisciplinary teams of researchers in a space that can be adjusted to accommodate an evolving energy-related science agenda. Construction is scheduled to begin during fiscal year 2011.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2009

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IMEC shows optimizations for next-generation transistors

IMEC has achieved promising results in the race to scale CMOS to 22nm and below. The breakthroughs from its transistor scaling programs include a successful integration of the laser-anneal technique in a high-K/metal-gate first process and a step forward towards fabricating aggressively scaled germanium-pFET transistors.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2009

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Predicting the effectiveness of metal catalysts

Researchers at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Lyon have used numerical simulation methods to show how the selectivity of reaction mechanisms at the surface of a metal catalyst can be understood far more simply.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2009

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UK strategy for nanotechnology business development

The UK's Technology Strategy Board has developed a nanotechnology strategy document that sets out the processes the Technology Strategy Board will use to determine how it will invest in the nanotechnology space in a way that helps UK businesses to succeed on a global scale.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2009

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