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Anomalous Surface Compositions of Mixed Oxides

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mixed oxide compounds are used in many fields including ceramics, catalysis, electrolysis and even pigment design. Despite the extensive applications of such mixed oxide materials, little is known about their ...

Dec 14, 2010
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Tiny rulers to measure nanoscale structures

With the advent of nanometer-sized machines, there is considerable demand for stable, precise tools to measure absolute distances and distance changes. One way to do this is with a plasmon ruler. In physics ...

Aug 31, 2010
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Metal oxide 'can transform'

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team including Oxford University scientists has been investigating what happens to the top layer of atoms on the surface of a material that splits water and has potential uses in nanoelectronics.

Feb 15, 2010
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Lasers put a shine on metals

(PhysOrg.com) -- Polishing metal surfaces is a demanding but monotonous task, and it is difficult to find qualified young specialists. Polishing machines do not represent an adequate alternative because they ...

Nov 03, 2009
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Explosives prevent technology theft

Product piracy causes billions worth of damage worldwide. A combination of visible and invisible copy protection is really effective against this. Explosive embossing is an economical procedure and can be ...

Jun 25, 2009
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