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Nanoribbons in solutions mimic nature

Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) bend and twist easily in solution, making them adaptable for biological uses like DNA analysis, drug delivery and biomimetic applications, according to scientists at Rice University.

dateAug 15, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Watching molecular machines at work

When one cell divides into two - that is how all forms of life are propagated - the newly born daughter cells have to be equipped with everything they will need in their tiny lives. Most important of all is that they inherit ...

dateAug 12, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Enhancing molecular imaging with light

In 2014, an international trio won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, a technique that made it possible to study molecular processes in living cells.

dateJul 25, 2016 in Nanophysics
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A glimpse inside the atom

An electron microscope can't just snap a photo like a mobile phone camera can. The ability of an electron microscope to image a structure – and how successful this imaging will be – depends on how well you understand ...

dateJul 18, 2016 in Nanophysics
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A signal boost for molecular microscopy

Carbon nanotubes can be produced with a variety of shapes and properties and are therefore of much interest for widespread applications in fields as diverse as electronics, photonics, nanomechanics, and quantum optics. Hence ...

dateJul 12, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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