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Nanotubes Go With the Flow

Carbon nanotubes are attractive candidates for use as the active elements in the next generation of electronic devices. However, it has proven incredibly difficult to align nanotubes within device architectures.

dateJan 23, 2008 in Nanomaterials
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Low-cost microfluidics can be a sticky problem

A deceptively simple approach to bonding thermoplastic microchannel plates together with solvent could be used for low-cost, high-volume production of disposable "lab-on-a-chip" devices, according to researchers from the ...

dateMay 12, 2006 in
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Faster Nanochannels Water Transport with Sharp Corners

A new study has revealed how sharp corners in nanochannels can speed up the drying rate of liquid water and in turn, transport water faster. "As far as we know, nobody else has realized this gain in water-transport speed," ...

dateJan 04, 2006 in feature
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Hairy feet stick better to wet ceilings

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research show that humidity strengthens the adhesive force of the tiny hairs on gecko feet Now, for the first time, scientists from the Max Planck Institu ...

dateNov 09, 2005 in
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