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'Nano-raspberries' could bear fruit in fuel cells

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a fast, simple process for making platinum 'nano-raspberries'—microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of the precious metal. The berry-like ...

dateJun 09, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Many uses in researching quantum dots

It's easier to dissolve a sugar cube in a glass of water by crushing the cube first, because the numerous tiny particles cover more surface area in the water than the cube itself. In a way, the same principle applies to the ...

dateMay 04, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Clay can be used for carbon capture

Carbon capture will play a central role in helping the nations of the world manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Many materials are being tested for the purpose of capturing CO2. New results show that ordinary ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Materials Science
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