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Researchers pattern magnetic graphene

Graphene, an atomically thin sheet of carbon, has been intensively studied for the last decade to reveal exceptional mechanical, electrical, and optical properties. Recently, researchers have started to explore an even more ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Molecules in a fluid not randomly arranged

FOM PhD researcher Matthijs Panman and his colleagues from the University of Amsterdam have demonstrated that molecules in liquid alcohol are not randomly oriented with respect to each other. The angle between the oxygen-hydrogen ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Where are helium atoms in molecule?

Frankfurt physicists have once again contributed to resolving a disputed matter of theoretical physics. Science has long since known that, contrary to the old school of thought, helium forms molecules of two, three or even ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Mysteries of 'molecular machines' revealed

"Inside each cell in our bodies and inside every bacterium and virus are tiny but complex protein molecules that synthesize chemicals, replicate genetic material, turn each other on and off, and transport chemicals across ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Keeping hydrogen from cracking metals

Metal alloys such as steel and zirconium that are used in pipes for nuclear reactors and oil fields naturally acquire a protective oxide or sulfide layer. But hydrogen penetration can lead to their breakdown and speed up ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Materials Science
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