News tagged with nanoscale structure

A baby crystal is born

Lead sulfide (PbS) forms when an equal number of lead and sulfur atoms exchange electrons and bond together in cubic crystals. Now scientists have determined that a structure comprising 32 lead-sulfur pairs is the smallest ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Carving at the nanoscale

Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology have successfully demonstrated a new method for producing a wide variety of complex hollow nanoparticles. The work, published this week in Science, applies well known ...

Dec 08, 2011
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Hidden beauty of the nano-cosmos

When researchers receive prizes, it is usually to honour their scientific work. However, the photographs from the scanning electron microscope, taken by Siddhartha Pathak during his postdoctoral time at Empa ...

Oct 12, 2011
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Nanomaterials: Pillars of the assembly

The ever-increasing demand for enhanced performance in electronic devices such as solar cells, sensors and batteries is matched by a need to find ways to make smaller electrical components. Several techniques ...

Sep 29, 2011
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Tiny wires change behavior at nanoscale

Thin gold wires often used in high-end electronic applications are wonderfully flexible as well as conductive. But those qualities don't necessarily apply to the same wires at the nanoscale.

Aug 29, 2011
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