News tagged with nanostructures

A new way to build nanostructures

The making of three-dimensional nanostructured materials -- ones that have distinctive shapes and structures at scales of a few billionths of a meter -- has become a fertile area of research, producing materials ...

dateJul 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Citrate key in bone's nanostructure

Bone is one of nature's surprising "building materials." Pound-for-pound it's stronger than steel, tough yet resilient. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have identified the composition ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Nanostructures improve solar cell efficiency

To make solar cells a competitive alternative to other renewable energy sources, researchers are investigating different alternatives. A step in the right direction is through new processes that change the ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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