News tagged with polymer molecules

Universal detector made of DNA building blocks

(PhysOrg.com) -- A method for detecting such diverse substances as antibiotics, narcotics and explosives - a universal detector, so to speak - has been developed by German researchers at the Max Planck Institute ...

dateMar 30, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Making light work of artificial muscles

A new form of self-assembling polymer film that bends and stretches when hit by light is pointing the way to a new family of functional materials. This flexing film is the first material to have been made ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Polymers
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Giant molecule synthesized

Producing molecules comparable with large bio-molecules in size, shape and structure is an age-old dream of organic chemists. An international research team led by A. Dieter Schluter from the Department of ...

dateJan 19, 2011 in Materials Science
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Shining light on graphene sensors

National Physical Laboratory, together with an international team of scientists, have published research showing how light can be used to control graphene's electrical properties. This advance is an important ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Nanophysics
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