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The gold standard

Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow ...

Dec 09, 2014
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Kilogram celebrates its 125th birthday

The IPK has been the global standard for mass for the last 125 years; it was sanctioned at the first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) on 7-9 September 1889 in Paris. This is likely to be ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Newly discovered mechanism propels micromotors

Scientists studying the behavior of platinum particles immersed in hydrogen peroxide may have discovered a new way to propel microscopic machines. The new mechanism is described in The Journal of Chemical Ph ...

Oct 15, 2013
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Quantum effects in nanowires at room temperature

Nano technologists at the University of Twente research institute MESA+ have, for the first time, demonstrated quantum effects in tiny nanowires of iridium atoms. These effects, which occur at room temperature, ...

Aug 28, 2013
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