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Photonic gels are colorful sensors

(Phys.org)—Materials scientists at Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created very thin color-changing films that may serve as part of inexpensive sensors for food spoilage or security, ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Plasmonics: Growth lamps for nanoparticles

Just as gardeners can use 'growth lamps' to stimulate plant growth, materials scientists can now promote uniform growth of decahedron-shaped silver nanoparticles while they are in solution. These 10-faced solids, only tens ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Nanomaterials in a heart beat

Stem cell scientists have capitalised on the electrical properties of a widely used nanomaterial to develop cells which may allow the regeneration of cardiac cells. The breakthrough has been led by a team of scientists at ...

dateSep 19, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Designing materials for the future

As energy demands rise, materials scientists are increasingly interested in developing longer-lasting materials for use in the next generation of advanced nuclear and fusion reactors. However, before researchers can think ...

dateJun 12, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Tighter 'stitching' makes better graphene

(Phys.org) -- Similar to how tighter stiches make for a better quality quilt, the "stitching" between individual crystals of graphene affects how well these carbon monolayers conduct electricity and retain their strength, ...

dateJun 01, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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