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Physicists join search for hidden magnetic states

Physicists from the University of Southampton were among the first researchers to use the new high magnetic-field beamline at Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron facility, to search for 'hidden magnetic states'.

Aug 24th, 2012

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Joining the un-joinable - new polymer linking technology based on nanocrystals

Ever tried to paint on top of silicone? After a few hours, the paint will peel off. Annoying. Silicone is a so-called low surface energy polymer, well known from flexible baking forms: A synthetic material that has an extremely low adhesion or "stickiness". Teflon is similarly non-sticky and well known from frying pans. Researchers of Kiel University have now developed the first technology which is capable of joining these two "unjoinable" materials.

Aug 24th, 2012

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Efficient catalysis on chiral surfaces

A team of chemists from ETH Zurich headed by Professor Alfons Baiker has found answers to the question as to why a particular kind of catalysis only really generates one form of a chiral substance. This kind of catalysis is thus becoming increasingly interesting for industry.

Aug 24th, 2012

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Origami inspires research into materials that self-assemble when exposed to light (w/ video)

A multi-university research team led by North Carolina State University will be developing methods to create two-dimensional (2-D) materials capable of folding themselves into three-dimensional (3-D) objects when exposed to light. The effort, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is inspired by origami and has a broad range of potential applications.

Aug 23rd, 2012

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Novel technique to synthesize nanocrystals that harvest solar energy

Materials that harvest solar radiation for energy often overheat or degrade over time; this reduces their viability to compete with other renewable energy sources like wind or hydroelectric generators. A new video protocol addresses these issues by presenting a synthesis of two inorganic nanocrystals, each of which is more durable than their organic counterparts.

Aug 23rd, 2012

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Novel microscopy method offers sharper view of brain's neural network

Light-sheet based microscopy (LSM), also known as single plane illumination microscopy (SPIM), is a state-of-the-art microscope imaging method in which a biological sample is illuminated with a thin sheet of light - provided by a laser beam narrowed to just a few microns across - coming from the side rather than from above or below as with traditional light sources.

Aug 23rd, 2012

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