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Can a single molecule behave as a mirror?

(PhysOrg.com) -- “We have shown for the first time, theoretically, that a single molecule can behave as a perfect mirror,” Mario Agio tells PhysOrg.com. “Imagine that your mirror at home becomes a single molecule and th ...

Nov 18, 2008 4.4 / 5 (59) 7 feature

Orienting Flow in Carbon Nanotubes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Carbon nanotubes provide some of the most interesting possibilities for future technology. One of the more intriguing possibilities – with a variety of practical applications – is using carbon nanotubes ...

Sep 02, 2008 4.6 / 5 (28) 0 feature

Physicists Store Images in Vapor

Books are written on solid pieces of paper for an obvious reason: the atoms in a solid don’t move around much, keeping the words and pictures in place for centuries. Trying to store letters and images in ...

Jun 23, 2008 4.5 / 5 (94) 4 feature

Carbon Nanotubes Improve Fuel Cells

A group of scientists has created a new, improved fuel-cell electrode that is very lightweight and thin. Composed of a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes, the electrode functions nearly as well as conventional electrodes ...

Mar 27, 2008 4.1 / 5 (47) 5 feature

Graphene Takes the Heat

Carbon nanotubes are being touted by many scientists and engineers as the material of the future, with the potential to revolutionize electronic technologies. But a new study shows that nanotubes may not be ...

Feb 20, 2008 4.7 / 5 (116) 2 feature