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Nanoparticles break the symmetry of light

How can a beam of light tell the difference between left and right? At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) tiny particles have been coupled to a glass fibre. The particles emit light into the fibre ...

dateOct 06, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets

A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes.

dateOct 01, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Smartgels are thicker than water

Transforming substances from liquids into gels plays an important role across many industries, including cosmetics, medicine, and energy. But the transformation process, called gelation, where manufacturers ...

dateSep 19, 2014 in Materials Science
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