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Revealing the "Scotch-tape" technique mechanism

The simplest mechanical cleavage technique using a primitive "Scotch" tape has resulted in the Nobel-awarded discovery of graphenes and is currently under worldwide use for assembling graphenes and other two-dimensional (2D) ...

dateJun 27, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Deformable mirror corrects errors

Very high power is needed to cut or weld using a laser beam. But this creates its own problem: the beam's energy deforms the mirrors that are focusing it to a point. When this happens, the beam expands and loses intensity. ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Image: The sunshield for ESA's Solar Orbiter

(Phys.org) —Members of ESA's Solar Orbiter team watch expectantly as an essential part of the spacecraft is lowered into Europe's largest vacuum chamber: the multi-layered shield that will protect their probe from the Sun's ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Space Exploration
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