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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.

Sep 20th, 2013

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In water as in love, likes can attract

Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that, contrary to the scientific axiom that only opposite charges attract, when hydrated in water, positively charged ions can pair up with one another.

Sep 19th, 2013

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NANOTEC signed 4th NANO Plus Center in Thailand with PSU

The MOU for the 4th and final NANO Plus (TTN Network Center) was signed this morning between NANOTEC and Prince of Songkla University (PSU) at NANOTEC. Signing on behalf of PSU was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wilaiwan Chotigeat, Dean of Faculty of Science and Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC.

Sep 19th, 2013

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Nanoparticle-treated fibers clean dye-polluted waters

A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers.

Sep 18th, 2013

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