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Sweet buckyballs target stroke

Materials resulting from chemical bonding of glucosamine, a type of sugar, with fullerenes, kind of nanoparticles known as buckyballs, might help to reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after stroke.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2015

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Raspberry-like nanostructures as light-bending metamaterials

Researchers have devised a way of mass-producing metamaterials that exhibit magnetic resonance in optical frequencies. Called 'raspberry-like metamolecules' due to their unique shape, these nanoscale structures could be used as building blocks for metamaterials that could scatter light as if they had magnetic properties, which could be relevant to applications in optical processing and signal handling.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2015

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Polymers designed for protection

Designing new polymers for superior protection capabilities by unraveling the complex relationship between polymer chemistry, microstructure and energy absorption.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2015

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