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Oxide separation anxiety

Interface interactions delay phase separation in oxide thin films, suggesting new ways to control crystal growth.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2018

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Tiny structures - huge impact

The surface of materials can have an enormous influence on their function. If the external properties are changed, this also expands the range of possible applications. This is why materials scientists are researching how they can tailor the surfaces of different materials using laser technology.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2018

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Observing biological nanotransporters

Scientists describe with atomic detail how molecules are transported through biological membranes. Computer simulations and spectroscopic experiments provided insights into the work of so-called ABC transporters.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2018

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Mimicking nanoscale natural movements with the help of DNA origami

Researchers use a technique called DNA origami to mimic a multitude of vital movements seen in nature, such as the sliding motion exerted by protein motors during cell division. Their invention features a preliminary attempt to construct nanoscale analogues of the mysterious natural machines in living cells.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2018

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One string to rule them all

Scientists have engineered a tiny guitar string that vibrates 1 billion times when plucked. They would like to use it as a microphone for light.

Posted: Apr 12th, 2018

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