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Infrared absorption boosted by layering sheets of graphene

Studies of the effects of stacking order on graphene are in relative infancy, but recent experiments from scientists working at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory have shed light on the chameleonic nature of this material.

Posted: Oct 23rd, 2012

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Quantum computing with recycled particles

A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the physical resources required for quantum factoring.

Posted: Oct 23rd, 2012

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A new route with graphene to spin-polarized contacts on silicon

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have demonstrated that graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms in a honeycomb lattice, can serve as a low resistance spin-polarized tunnel barrier contact which successfully enables spin injection/detection in silicon from a ferromagnetic metal.

Posted: Oct 22nd, 2012

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A novel scheme to enhance local electric fields around metal nanostructures

Scientists have proposed a novel scheme to enhance the local electric fields around nanostructures. The scheme is based on manipulation of the incident wave to allow the superposition of the electric fields of multiple beams of light to work as the excitation source for the electrons in the nanostructures, and larger electric fields are thus excited around the nanostructures.

Posted: Oct 21st, 2012

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INRS gets new nanotechnology labs

Professors Tiago Falk and Fiorenzo Vetrone of INRS (Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications Centre) will soon have new facilities available for exploring the world of neurotechnology and nanobiophotonics.

Posted: Oct 19th, 2012

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FoodDrinkEurope Nanotechnology Dialogue focuses on achievements and omissions in the introduction of the technology in the food chain

FoodDrinkEurope today hosted its fifth annual stakeholder dialogue event to discuss the progress on potential applications and innovation in the use of nanotechnology amidst a backdrop of uncertainty and legal discussions over methodology and definitions of the technology and whether and how it should be labelled in the case of its potential use in food production.

Posted: Oct 19th, 2012

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NASA pursues atom optics to detect the imperceptible

A pioneering technology capable of atomic-level precision is now being developed to detect what so far has remained imperceptible: gravitational waves or ripples in space-time caused by cataclysmic events including even the Big Bang itself.

Posted: Oct 19th, 2012

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