News tagged with metallic surfaces

Could computers reach light speed?

Light waves trapped on a metal's surface travel nearly as fast as light through the air, and new research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows these waves, called surface plasmons, travel far enough ...

date11 hours ago in Nanophysics
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The finer details of rust

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have been studying the behavior of iron oxide surfaces. The atomic structure of iron oxide, which had been assumed to be well-established, turned out to be ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Free pores for molecule transport

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can take up gases similar to a sponge that soaks up liquids. Hence, these highly porous materials are suited for storing hydrogen or greenhouse gases. However, loading of many ...

dateJul 31, 2014 in Materials Science
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