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Europe's largest nanotechnology conference has begun in Dublin

The EuroNanoForum 2013 starts today at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. The 6th biannual conference is the place for the global nanotechnology community to hear about the latest research findings, to convey visions for the market impact of nanotechnology, and to demonstrate commercial products at the Nanotech Europe exhibition.

Posted: Jun 18th, 2013

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Hybrid nanocomposite material as gold-leaf substitute

A team of researchers has created a hybrid material out of gold and milk proteins that looks like a wafer-thin gold leaf. Thanks to its properties, it could be used in a vast range of applications from gastronomy to the jewellery industry.

Posted: Jun 18th, 2013

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Nanocatalyst material for fuel cells saves 90 percent platinum

With the aid of state-of-the-art electron microscopy, the researchers discovered that the function of the nanometre-scale catalyst particles is decisively determined by their geometric shape and atomic structure. This discovery opens up new paths for further improving catalysts for energy conversion and storage.

Posted: Jun 17th, 2013

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Nntioxidant with a long shelf life

Scientists from ETH Zurich have developed a nanomaterial that protects other molecules from oxidation. Unlike many such active substances in the past, the ETH-Zurich researchers' antioxidant has a long shelf life, which makes it just the ticket for industrial applications.

Posted: Jun 17th, 2013

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