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Measuring the temperature of nanoparticles

One of the holy grails of nanotechnology in medicine is to control individual structures and processes inside a cell. Nanoparticles are well suited for this purpose because of their small size; they can also be engineered ...

dateNov 30, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Artificial black holes made with metamaterials

While our direct knowledge of black holes in the universe is limited to what we can observe from thousands or millions of light years away, a team of Chinese physicists has proposed a simple way to design an artificial electromagnetic ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in General Physics
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Short-range scattering in quantum dots

Chinese researchers, reporting in the Journal of Applied Physics, published by the American Institute of Physics, have described a new breakthrough in understanding the way electrons travel around quantum dots. This might ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Nanophysics
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