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A nano-sized sponge made of electrons

A new chapter has been opened in our understanding of the chemical activity of nanoparticles says a team of international scientists. Using the X-ray beams of the European Synchrotron ESRF they showed that ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Next-generation semiconductors synthesis

Although silicon semiconductors are nearly universal in modern electronics, devices made from silicon have limitations—including that they cease to function properly at very high temperatures. One promising alternative ...

Nov 08, 2013
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Tweaking Mother Nature's chemistry box

Natural enzymes are very clever molecular machines. They are the catalyst for many of nature's chemical transformations. And the conditions they need to perform their task are rather precisely defined. There ...

Sep 27, 2013
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How new substances form

Gas bubbles rise in a liquid. What looks like a bottle of sparkling mineral water actually is a type of reactor frequently used in industry – a bubble column. These reactors are found in laboratories and ...

Sep 19, 2013
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Catalysts team up with textiles

In future, it will be much easier to produce some active pharmaceutical substances and chemical compounds than was the case to date. An international team working with chemists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung ...

Sep 13, 2013
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'Cleaning' boosts solar cell efficiency

Energy losses in nanowire solar cell can be significantly reduced by 'cleaning' the surface of the cells with a special etching method. This has been shown by researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology ...

Sep 13, 2013
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