University of Twente

Abrupt escape from flatness

At first glance, it seems as if billions of lead atoms have mysteriously disappeared. When exposed to heat, a layer of lead coated onto a nickel surface becomes almost invisible from one moment to the next. In reality, the ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Massive chip design savings to be realized

IT researchers working at the University of Twente have developed a programming language making the massive costs associated with designing hardware more manageable. Chip manufacturers have been using the same chip design ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Building bridges between nanowires

Place a layer of gold only a few atoms high on a surface bed of germanium, apply heat to it, and wires will form of themselves. Gold-induced wires is what Mocking prefers to call them. Not 'gold wires', as the wires are not ...

dateSep 20, 2013 in Nanophysics
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'Molecular glass fibers'

Dutch nanotechnologists from the MESA+ research institute of the University of Twente have discovered that the photosynthesis system of bacteria can be used to transport light over relatively long distances. They have developed ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Energy-efficient plastic production

Davide Crapanzano of the University of Twente (The Netherlands) has demonstrated the conditions under which a new catalytic membrane can be used for the cheaper, faster and more energy-efficient production of raw materials ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Materials Science
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