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Electrons corralled using new quantum tool

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new "whispering gallery" effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene—making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. ...

dateMay 07, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Putting a new spin on plasmonics

Researchers at Finland's Aalto University have discovered a novel way of combining plasmonic and magneto-optical effects. They experimentally demonstrated that patterning of magnetic materials into arrays ...

dateMay 07, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Cotton fibres instead of carbon nanotubes

Plant-based cellulose nanofibres do not pose a short-term health risk, especially short fibres, shows a study conducted in the context of National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" (NRP 64). But ...

dateMay 07, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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A better way to build DNA scaffolds

Imagine taking strands of DNA - the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Nanotechnology used to make watch case

It's one thing to take a Swiss watch to Switzerland, quite another to impress the locals. Australian company Bausele recently did just that, thanks to some clever thinking at Flinders University in South ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Researchers exploring spintronics in graphene

Electronics is based on the manipulation of electrons and other charge carriers, but in addition to charge, electrons possess a property known as spin. When spin is manipulated with magnetic and electric ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Nanophysics
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