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Breakthrough may lead to industrial production of graphene devices

With properties that promise faster computers, better sensors and much more, graphene has been dubbed the 'miracle material'. But progress in producing it on an industrial scale without compromising its properties has proved elusive. University of Groningen scientists may now have made a breakthrough.

Feb 9th, 2015

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Nanovectors combine cancer imaging and therapy

Researchers have designed and developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles, which are turning out to be genuine therapeutic 'Swiss Army knives'. Tested in mice and on cultured human cells, they make it possible to combine two forms of tumor treatment and three imaging techniques.

Feb 6th, 2015

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Diamond microscope

New technique could use tiny diamond defects to reveal unprecedented detail of molecular structures.

Feb 6th, 2015

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Physics breakthrough stalled by magnetic disorder

Exotic new materials called 'ferromagnetic topological insulators' were supposed to be the next big thing, offering potential breakthroughs in electronics and new insights into the physics of solids - but it hasn't happened. Researchers have found out that tinkering with the materials to make the insulators work has actually introduced a disorder that spoils the desired effects.

Feb 6th, 2015

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Precision growth of light-emitting nanowires

A novel approach to growing nanowires promises a new means of control over their light-emitting and electronic properties. Scientists demonstrated a new growth technique that uses specially engineered catalysts.

Feb 6th, 2015

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