News tagged with cobalt

Video: Cobalt oxide superlattice

These individual particles of cobalt oxide have been engineered to form a superlattice or 3D mesh structure to improve their chemical activity, explains Giorgio Divitini.

dateJun 23, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst

(Phys.org) —Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from ...

dateJun 06, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Exploring the magnetism of a single atom

Magnetic devices like hard drives, magnetic random access memories (MRAMs), molecular magnets, and quantum computers depend on the manipulation of magnetic properties. In an atom, magnetism arises from the ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in General Physics
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Cobalt-60 still sitting in Mexican cornfield

A shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 is still sitting in the cornfield where it was found a week ago after being abandoned by thieves in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said Tuesday.

dateDec 11, 2013 in Environment
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Electrical control of single atom magnets

The energy needed to change the magnetic orientation of a single atom – which determines its magnetic stability and therefore its usefulness in a variety of future device applications – can be modified ...

dateDec 08, 2013 in Nanophysics
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