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Chemists turn gold to purple -- on purpose

Professor Richard Watt and his chemistry students suspected that a common protein could potentially react with sunlight and harvest its energy – similar to what chlorophyll does during photosynthesis.

dateJan 26, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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DNA For Information Processing and Data Storage

The DNA molecule--nature's premier data storage material--may hold the key for the information technology industry as it faces demands for more compact data processing and storage circuitry. A team led by Richard Kiehl, a ...

dateDec 17, 2004 in
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Trapping Sunlight with Silicon Nanowires

(PhysOrg.com) -- Berkeley Lab researchers have found a better way to trap light in photovoltaic cells through the use of vertical arrays of silicon nanowires. This could substantially cut the costs of solar ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Using CNTs as infrared sensors

(PhysOrg.com) -- Semiconductors provide the bases for many different avenues of device research. Indeed, many of the technological devices that are commonplace in our society are reliant on semiconductors. However, as we ...

dateJan 04, 2010 in Nanophysics feature
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Nano this, Nano that, what the...

Nano has officially become the most misused word in the English language. Everything from the Ipod Nano to anything smaller than a Mac truck gets “nanoed” by clueless – or savvy, take your pick – marketing ...

dateFeb 01, 2006 in feature
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