News tagged with oxide particles

Giant flakes make graphene oxide gel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Giant flakes of graphene oxide in water aggregate like a stack of pancakes, but infinitely thinner, and in the process gain characteristics that materials scientists may find delicious.

Oct 20, 2011
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Clean soot particle filters

The soot particle filters found on diesel vehicles are designed to ensure that no harmful particles make their way through the exhaust pipe. Often, though, the exhaust from newer-model engines is not hot enough ...

Oct 05, 2011
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Nanoparticles cause brain injury in fish

Scientists at the University of Plymouth have shown, for the first time in an animal, that nanoparticles have a detrimental effect on the brain and other parts of the central nervous system.

Sep 19, 2011
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The hidden danger of oxygen

(PhysOrg.com) -- New findings from German researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland help to explain how toxic and allergy-causing substances in our ...

Feb 21, 2011
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Spinons -- confined like quarks

The concept of confinement is one of the central ideas in modern physics. The most famous example is that of quarks which bind together to form protons and neutrons. Now Prof. Bella Lake from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (Germany) ...

Nov 29, 2009
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Bristly Spheres as Capsules

(PhysOrg.com) -- Amphiphilic molecules, which have one water-friendly (hydrophilic) end and one water-repellant (hydrophobic) end, spontaneously aggregate in aqueous solutions to make superstructures like ...

Mar 06, 2009
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Progress Toward a Biological Fuel Cell?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Biological fuel cells use enzymes or whole microorganisms as biocatalysts for the direct conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy. One type of microbial fuel cell uses anodes (positive electrodes) ...

Dec 30, 2008
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