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Ultracompact photodetector

Researchers have now developed a novel type of photodetector that needs far less space than conventional ones. The component has a base area of less than one millionth of a square millimeter without the data transmission rate being affected adversely.

Posted: Aug 2nd, 2016

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Proton pinball on the catalyst

Thanks to a reaction that resembles a sort of proton pinball game, a thin layer of moisture on the surface of a catalysts can improve the efficiency of fuel cells, devices used to transform chemical energy directly into electricity without releasing greenhouse gases in emissions.

Posted: Aug 2nd, 2016

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Introducing the world's biggest nanomaterial production plant

The European SHYMAN project aims to establish continuous hydrothermal synthesis as the most flexible and sustainable process to create nanomaterials at industrial scale. After demonstrating this potential in the lab, the project has now announced the opening of its first facility in Nottingham.

Posted: Aug 1st, 2016

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Speaking the language of microstructures

Researchers are developing a common language that can be used by computer software tools to describe materials at their smallest scale, with the ultimate aim of designing faster and better materials for our everyday lives.

Posted: Aug 1st, 2016

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