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How to Shrink a Carbon Nanotube

A research group has devised a way to control the diameter of a carbon nanotube – down to essentially zero nanometers. This useful new ability, designed by scientists from the University of California at ...

Nov 30, 2006 feature
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Nanocrystals Are Hot

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered that nanocrystals of germanium embedded in silica glass don't melt until the temperature rises almost 200 degrees ...

Oct 09, 2006
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New 'superlens' reveals hidden nanostructures

A microscope used to scan nanostructures can be dramatically enhanced by using a 'superlens,' reports an international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biochemistry and The University of Texas at ...

Sep 14, 2006
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Researchers solve mystery of attractive surfaces

When smooth surfaces that hate water approach each other underwater, scientists have observed that they snap into contact. This is apparently due to attractive forces that extend for tens to hundreds of nanometers.

Aug 02, 2006
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Ordering by Motion

The molecules within the living cell sustain a high degree of spatial order even though they are constantly in motion. This seems to defy basic physical principles which stress the strong interplay between ...

Jul 24, 2006
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Shuttling Electrons

“We are trying to understand quantum nano-electro-mechanical systems,” Jason Twamley explains to PhysOrg.com. “These systems display richer dynamics and interactions than one can obtain with quantum optical ...

Jun 05, 2006 feature
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