News tagged with commercial applications

Understanding patterns of dew formation

Researchers have delved into the dynamics of vapour condensation on surfaces. Project outcomes have potential commercial applications to a variety of fields.

dateMay 30, 2012 in Other
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Quantum dots brighten the future of lighting

( -- With the age of the incandescent light bulb fading rapidly, the holy grail of the lighting industry is to develop a highly efficient form of solid-state lighting that produces high quality white light.

dateMay 08, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Topological transitions in metamaterials

The ability to control the flow of electrons using engineered materials is fundamental to the information technology revolution, yet many properties of matter are still unclear. Now a University of Alberta researcher is closer ...

dateApr 14, 2012 in Optics & Photonics
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'Smart' microcapsules in a single step

( -- A new, single-step method of fabricating microcapsules, which have potential commercial applications in industries including medicine, agriculture and diagnostics, has been developed by researchers at the ...

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Crowd-sourcing the Future of Accelerators

( -- Accelerator technology has made huge leaps forward, prompting important developments well beyond high energy physics in areas as diverse as energy and the environment, medicine, industry, national security ...

dateJan 13, 2012 in General Physics
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Carving at the nanoscale

Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology have successfully demonstrated a new method for producing a wide variety of complex hollow nanoparticles. The work, published this week in Science, applies well known ...

dateDec 08, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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