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A simple doping method improves properties of carbon nanotubes

Researchers have developed a simple method for controlling the 'doping' of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a chemical process that optimizes the tubes? properties. The method could improve the utility of doped CNTs in a number of nanotechnologies and flexible electronics, including CNT-silicon hybrid solar energy cells.

Posted: May 9th, 2014

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New nanowire growth mechanism observed

A mechanism of growth of anisotropic metal oxides that was predicted 20 years ago has been observed for the first time by researchers at the University of Bristol.

Posted: May 9th, 2014

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Exploring the magnetism of a single atom

Scientists have shown for the first time the maximum theoretical limit of energy needed to control the magnetization of a single atom. The fundamental work can have great implications for the future of magnetic research and technology.

Posted: May 9th, 2014

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Regenerating plastic grows back after damage (w/video)

Researchers have developed materials that not only heal, but regenerate. Until now, self-repairing materials could only bond tiny microscopic cracks. The new regenerating materials fill in large cracks and holes by regrowing material.

Posted: May 8th, 2014

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In a superconductor, everything happens at once

Scientists are closing in on the secret recipe for high-temperature superconductors. The secret ingredients are still unknown, but new research has revealed a little more about how they are mixed. Three previously observed events associated with the emergence of superconductivity turn out to occur at the same time.

Posted: May 8th, 2014

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New research shows unlimited heat conduction in graphene

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and the National University of Singapore have attested that the thermal conductivity of graphene diverges with the size of the samples. This discovery challenges the fundamental laws of heat conduction for extended materials.

Posted: May 8th, 2014

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Digital lab-on-a-chip designs

Generally, a lab-on-a-chip (LOC) can run no more than a test or two. That's because the chips are designed manually. If the LOC were made using computer-aided design, you could run dozens of tests with a single drop of blood.

Posted: May 8th, 2014

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Groundbreaking new memory technology, which combines flash with phase change memory

Theseus was a great hero in Greek mythology known for qualities such as strength, courage and wisdom. Therefore it's no surprise that a team of Greek IBM scientists in Zurich and a professor from the University of Patras, Greece, borrowed his name as a codeword for a groundbreaking new memory technology, which combines flash with phase change memory (PCM) on a PCI-e card. Initial tests have clocked 12x and 275x improvements - and that's no myth.

Posted: May 7th, 2014

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