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Electrons slide through the hourglass on surface of bizarre material

A team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new state of matter in which current flows only through a set of surface channels that resemble an hourglass. These channels are created through the action of a newly theorized particle, dubbed the 'hourglass fermion', which arises due to a special property of the material.

Apr 13th, 2016

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Flake-like nanoparticles offer reliable rust protection

Research scientists have developed a special type of flake-like zinc-phosphate nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are ten times as long as they are thick. As a result of this anisotropy, the penetration of gas molecules into the metal is slowed down.

Apr 13th, 2016

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