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'Kinks' in tiny chains reveal Brownian rotation

( -- Rice University researchers have created a method to measure the axial rotation of tiny rods. The technique detailed in a paper by Sibani Lisa Biswal and her colleagues appears this month in the journal Physical ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in General Physics
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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 (TU/e), Delft ...

dateSep 13, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Sharper images for extreme LCLS experiments

( —An imaging technique conceived 50 years ago has been successfully demonstrated at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source, where it is expected to improve results in a range of experiments, including studies of extreme ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in General Physics
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