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Scientists witness and measure displacement of atoms

This research provides immediate insights into lithium-ion battery performance and far-reaching implications for the design of new materials for energy generation and storage, next gen computing, green technologies, and other areas.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2015

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Spins on the edge

The edges of thin films could provide an ideal laboratory for studying the behavior of electron spins.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2015

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Making nanowires from protein and DNA

Using computational and experimental methods, researchers at Caltech have developed a technique for creating so-called protein-DNA nanowires - a hybrid biomaterial that could have important applications.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Long-sought chiral anomaly detected in crystalline material

A new study presents evidence for a long-sought phenomenon - first theorized in the 1960s and predicted to be found in crystals in 1983 - called the 'chiral anomaly' in a metallic compound of sodium and bismuth. The additional finding of an increase in conductivity in the material may suggest ways to improve electrical conductance and minimize energy consumption in future electronic devices.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Molecular scientists unexpectedly produce new type of glass

A new could offer a simple way to improve the efficiency of electronic devices such as light-emitting diodes, optical fibers and solar cells. It also could have important theoretical implications for understanding the still surprisingly mysterious materials called glasses.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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A future without cleaning

Self-cleaning windows, stain-resistant automobile interiors, graffiti-proof walls - there is a long list of things that we wish could have a surface to which dirt wouldn't stick.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Organic 'computers' made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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