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Better auto design by unlocking secret of sea shells

A two-year grant is allowing researchers at UCR?s Bourns College of Engineering to unlock the secrets behind the enormous strength of the inner pearly layer (nacre) of the abalone shell so it can be replicated in man-made materials.

Sep 17th, 2008

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Light and electrons cooperate in single nanostructure

Light hitting a surface creates very different kinds of disturbances depending on whether it's a metal or a semiconductor. But combining these two materials in a single nanostructure could lead to devices that benefit from the best properties of each.

Sep 17th, 2008

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