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Coating noble metal nanoparticles with silica

A straightforward and effective process for coating silver, gold and platinum nanoparticles with functionalized silica shells at room temperature has been developed by A*STAR . Crucially, unlike conventional ...

dateFeb 04, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Explainer: What is a superconductor?

Materials can be divided into two categories based on their ability to conduct electricity. Metals, such as copper and silver, allow electrons to move freely and carry with them electrical charge. Insulators, ...

dateMar 05, 2015 in Superconductivity
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How do you make lithium melt in the cold?

Sophisticated tools allow scientists to subject the basic elements of matter to conditions drastic enough to modify their behavior. By doing this, they can expand our understanding of matter. A research team including three ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Superconductors on the nanoscale

Superconductors, materials in which current flows without resistance, have tantalizing applications. But even the highest-temperature superconductors require extreme cooling before the effect kicks in, so researchers want ...

dateMar 15, 2010 in Superconductivity
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