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Splicing together a thin film in motion

Recent work provides a new approach to imaging thin films on the atomic scale. It is made possible using an algorithm for image recovery that splices together a sequence of frames in time.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2018

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Thermally driven spin current in DNA

Researchers for the first time explore fundamental aspects of unidirectional spin transport along a double-stranded DNA molecule driven by a temperature gradient.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2018

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Speedy surfaces

Researchers have found a new way of applying a structured coating for liquid repellency. By using liquid flame spray, the method is extremely fast. Not only water but also oil drops do not adhere to these surfaces but remain spherical and bounce or roll off easily.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2018

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Ultra-white nanocoating modelled on beetle scales

Researchers have developed a super-thin, non-toxic, lightweight, edible ultra-white coating that could be used to make brighter paints and coatings, for use in the cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical industries.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2018

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The element of surprise

In a new study, chemists have explored protactinium's multiple resemblances to more completely understand the relationship between the transition metals and the complex chemistry of the early actinide elements.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2018

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