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Metal strengthens double bond

Be it margarine, chemical fertilizers or plastic cups: The chemical principle of catalysis plays an important role in the production of various products.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2012

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Research on nano-mechanics gains ground at Max-Planck

The Max Planck Institute for Iron Research has established a new department "Structure and Nano-/Micromechanics of Materials" that aims at understanding the local mechanical properties of materials by employing mechanical testing and microstructural characterization methods with high spatial resolution.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2012

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Silver nanocubes make super light absorbers

Microscopic metallic cubes could unleash the enormous potential of metamaterials to absorb light, leading to more efficient and cost-effective large-area absorbers for sensors or solar cells, Duke University researchers have found.

Posted: Dec 6th, 2012

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World's smallest reaction chamber

Scientists from New Zealand, Austria and the UK have created the world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume that can be measured in femtolitres (million billionths of a litre).

Posted: Dec 6th, 2012

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