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Making molecules that twinkle

Single step process transforms carbon dioxide into star-shaped molecules that are promising building blocks for useful polymeric materials.

Feb 11th, 2016

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Twisting magnets

Members of a research collaboration have succeeded in experimentally verifying the properties of crystals of chiral magnetic materials, which may lead to the development of new types of magnetic memories with unprecedented storage capacities.

Feb 10th, 2016

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Tiny diatoms boast enormous strength

Scientists have recently found that the hard shells of diatoms have the highest specific strength - the strength at which a structure breaks with respect to its density - of any known biological material, including bone, antlers, and teeth.

Feb 9th, 2016

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Structure of 'smart' nanogels at air/water interface revealed

Scientists used NIPAM-based nanogels synthesised with different percentages of MBA (N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide) as a cross-linker in the range 10-30%, and characterised them at human physiological temperature. Detailed structural studies of these systems on a molecular length scale have not been attempted before now.

Feb 9th, 2016

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