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University at Buffalo partners with Zimbabwe universities to create international nanotechnology center

Two of the University at Buffalo's leading research centers, the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB), and the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences have signed on to launch the Zimbabwe International Nanotechnology Center (ZINC) -- a national nanotechnology research program -- with the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT).

Sep 24th, 2012

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The inner world of complex catalysts

Using state-of-the-art visualization techniques, chemical engineers at ETH Zurich explore the complex inner life of porous catalysts. Their work will aid in the development of rational catalyst design, allowing promising laboratory leads to find their way into large-scale industrial production.

Sep 24th, 2012

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Researchers demonstrate 'giant' forces in super-strong nanomaterials

In a study that could lead to advances in the emerging fields of optical computing and nanomaterials, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology report that a new class of nanoscale slot waveguides pack 100 to 1,000 times more transverse optical force than conventional silicon slot waveguides.

Sep 24th, 2012

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New research uncovers path to defect-free thin films

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Ho Nyung Lee has discovered a strain relaxation phenomenon in cobaltites that has eluded researchers for decades and may lead to advances in fuel cells, magnetic sensors and a host of energy-related materials.

Sep 20th, 2012

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