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Researchers greenlight gas detection at room temperature

Newly developed nanocomposite sensors are based on zinc and indium oxides, and their efficiency is maximized by green light illumination. The proposed device could be used to detect combustible, explosive, or poisonous substances in the atmosphere even at low concentrations.

Oct 25th, 2017

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Jumping nanoparticles

Transitions occurring in nanoscale systems, such as a chemical reaction or the folding of a protein, are strongly affected by friction and thermal noise. Such transitions occur most frequently at intermediate friction, an effect known as Kramers turnover.

Oct 24th, 2017

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Scientists write 'traps' for light with tiny ink droplets

A microscopic 'pen' that is able to write structures small enough to trap and harness light using a commercially available printing technique could be used for sensing, biotechnology, lasers, and studying the interaction between light and matter.

Oct 24th, 2017

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Researchers discover superconductor with bounce

Researchers have discovered super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest of conditions, such as outer space, and might be the first in a whole new class of shape memory materials.

Oct 23rd, 2017

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