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Ball lightning - a cloud of nanobatteries

According to a new model, the processes of electrochemical oxidation within separate aerosol particles are the basis for the phenomenon of ball lightning, which is a cloud of composite nano or submicron particles, where each particle is a spontaneously formed nanobattery which is short-circuited by the surface discharge because it is of such a small size.

Posted: Sep 8th, 2007

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Giant buckyball tops new nanoscience building

The city of Bristol's (UK) skyline will get an exciting addition today when a large-scale representation of a carbon molecule is installed on the new Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2007

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