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Nanomaterials: what are the environmental and health risks?

Over 100 scientists from 25 research institutions and industries in 12 different European Countries have completed one of the first attempts to understand the risks nanomaterials carry throughout their life-cycle, starting from their fabrication and ending in being discarded or recycled.

Posted: Feb 26th, 2018

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Attoseconds break into atomic interior

A newly developed laser technology has made it possible to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single such pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an atom.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2018

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Opening windows for new spintronic studies

A surprising discovery about spin-electron interactions in a specialized semiconductor material - a 'sandwich' of layers with different properties, buffered by a graphene nanoribbon - could potentially offer major advantages in speed, heat dissipation and power consumption in electronic devices.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2018

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Atomic design by water

Scientists show how geometric structures at surfaces can be formed with atomic precision by water.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2018

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Luminescent nano-architectures of gallium arsenide

Scientists have succeeded in growing nanocrystals of gallium arsenide on tiny columns of silicon and germanium. This enables extremely efficient optoelectronic components for important frequency ranges to be realised on silicon chips.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2018

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Remembering really fast

Colossal magnetoresistance at terahertz frequencies in thin composites boosts novel memory devices operated at extremely high speed.

Posted: Feb 22nd, 2018

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