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Upgrading Thai fabric for competiveness

Recently Dr. Phiraphan Phalusuk, Minister of Science and Technology led a delegation to visit Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) in Switzerland. The purpose of the visit is to observe and look at ways in which new technology such as nanotechnology is being used in EMPA for fabric functional enhancement.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2013

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Creating electricity with caged atoms

At the Vienna University of Technology, a new class of thermoelectric materials has been discovered; Due to a surprising physical effect they can be used to create electricity more efficiently.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2013

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Building bridges between nanowires

Place a layer of gold only a few atoms high on a surface bed of germanium, apply heat to it, and wires will form of themselves. They are no more than a few atoms in height and are separated by no more than 1.6 nanometres. Nanotechnologists bridge this small gap with a copper-phthalocyanine molecule.

Posted: Sep 20th, 2013

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