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Semi-conducting nanotubes produced in quantity

After announcing last April a method for growing exceptionally long, straight, numerous and well-aligned carbon cylinders only a few atoms thick, a Duke University-led team of chemists has now modified that process to create exclusively semiconducting versions of these single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Posted: Jan 21st, 2009

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High school students go to NanoCamp

While most teenagers are at the beach this summer, 12 high school pupils from across the country are busy in the laboratory at the inaugural NanoCamp at Massey University's Manawatu campus.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2009

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Josephson effect for photons observed in new optical system

The Josephson effect is the phenomenon of current flow across two weakly coupled superconductors, separated by a very thin insulating barrier. It has important applications in quantum-mechanical circuits, such as superconducting quantum interference devices.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2009

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Video: la nanotecnologia

Jordi Pascual, Director del Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia, y Nicolas Garcia, Director del laboratorio de Fisica de Sistemas pequenos y Nanotecnologia, nos acompanan en el plato para ver las posibilidades de esta ciencia tan prometedora.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2009

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Researchers develop microbot motors to swim through the bloodstream

A range of complex surgical operations necessary to treat stroke victims, confront hardened arteries or address blockages in the bloodstream are about to be made safer as researchers from the Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory at Australia?s Monash University put the final touches to the design of micro-motors small enough to be injected into the human bloodstream.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2009

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How and why materials crack

How and why materials crack is the subject of a research paper just published in the journal Nature by a team in Cambridge University's Department of Engineering.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2009

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