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Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future

In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2015

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Researchers succeed in light-controlled molecule switching

Scientists are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form a circuit. As recently reported, the researchers can switch on the current flow through a single molecule for the first time with the help of light.

Posted: Apr 20th, 2015

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Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications

Besides achieving greater resolution and sensitivity, the materials used in these new devices are much cheaper and more versatile than the ones used in current technologies (mainly gold and noble metals) so they could offer a potential alternative in the design of biomedical sensors.

Posted: Apr 17th, 2015

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