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Take a survey on risk management of nanotechnology

The EUFP7 Sustainable Nanotechnologies (SUN) project is currently developing the Technological Alternatives and Risk Management Measures (TARMM) inventory and are looking for companies to fill in a short survey of 12 questions.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2015

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Moving sector walls on the nano scale

Scientists are able to visualize and selectively modify the internal order of an intensively researched class of materials known as multiferroics. This opens the door to promising applications in electronics. The researchers are particularly interested in the walls of the ordered sections.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2015

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Stretchable nano-ceramics made by flame technology

Scientists have successfully been able to transfer the experience from furnace to laboratory while synthesizing nanoscale materials using simple and highly efficient flame technology. This 'baking' of nanostructures has already been a great success using zinc oxide. The recent findings concentrate on tin oxide, which opens up a wide field of possible new applications.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2015

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New study shows the dynamics of active swarms in alternating fields

Researchers have studied the dynamics of active swarms using computer simulations and experiments on unicellular algae. The team not only found full analogy of the active motion in a field to magnetic hysteresis but also managed to quantify the controllability of the swarm and identify the signatures of collective behavior of the active agents.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2015

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The future for antiferromagnetic memories

A new review compiles the approaches that have been employed for reading and storing information in antiferromagnets and answers the question about how to write on antiferromagnetics successfully.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2015

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A universal transition

Organic molecules reveal a universal behavior that governs the transition of many materials from an insulator to a conductor.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2015

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A coherent look at crystalline defects

A lensless X-ray microscope has captured, in stunning detail, the first three-dimensional images of crystalline defects during crystal growth of a mineral, calcite.

Posted: Jun 4th, 2015

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