News tagged with nanoscale

Graphene oxide 'paper' changes with strain

The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level in nanoscale materials, where it determines the shear plasticity of the materials, according to scientists at Rice University ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Scientists build wrench 1.7 nanometers wide

Hold up your two hands. They are identical in structure, but mirror opposites. No matter how hard you try, they can't be superimposed onto each other. Or, as chemists would say, they have "chirality," from the Greek word ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Nanophysics
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