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Swell new sensors

Researchers make novel, high sensitivity optical sensors that swell when exposed to a target gas - potential industrial, security, environmental, and medical applications.

Posted: Jun 17th, 2014

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Researchers cage water in buckyballs to see it change form

Scientists are using a pioneering method of 'caging' and cooling water molecules to study the change in orientation of the magnetic nuclei at the centre of each hydrogen atom - a process which transforms the molecule from one form of water to another.

Posted: Jun 17th, 2014

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Nanotubes boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles. If successful, the batteries will last longer and perform better, leading to a cost advantage for electric vehicles.

Posted: Jun 17th, 2014

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Researchers use virus to reveal nanopore physics

Nanopores could provide a new way to sequence DNA quickly, but the physics involved isn't well understood. That's partly because of the complexities involved in studying the random, squiggly form DNA takes in solution. Researchers have simplified matters by using a stiff, rod-like virus instead of DNA to experiment with nanopores. Their research has uncovered previously unknown dynamics in polymer-nanopore interactions.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2014

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Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

Physicists have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. An innovative design approach, which mimics evolutionary biology, allowed them to achieve a 10-fold improvement on the performance of previous nanocavities.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2014

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Unique insight into molecules

Processes on the atomic scale can only be described accurately by using the laws of quantum mechanics. Physicists have now succeeded for the first time to completely determine the state of such a quantum mechanical system in experiments.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2014

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