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Liquid cell transmission electron microscopy makes a window into the nanoscale

From energy materials to disease diagnostics, new microscopy techniques can provide more nuanced insight. Researchers first need to understand the effects of radiation on samples.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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How to Bend A Diamond

Diamond is the hardest natural material, but now scientists have shown that it can bend and stretch, much like rubber, and even elastically snap back into shape — even if it only happens with ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Discover Magazine

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New record on squeezing light to one atom: Atomic Lego guides light below one nanometer

All electronic devices consist of billions of transistors, the key building block invented in Bell Labs in the late 1940s. Early transistors were as large as one centimeter, but now measure ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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New method to analyze the dissipation curve of topological insulators

Topological insulators are new materials that have been studied by many research groups around the world for more than 10 years. The main advantage of such materials is the presence of dissipationless ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Atomic force microscope makes single-electron current meter

IBM team measures the energy levels of single molecules on insulators for the first time

20 minutes ago from Nanotechweb

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Researchers illuminate the path to a new era of microelectronics

A new microchip technology capable of optically transferring data could solve a severe bottleneck in current devices by speeding data transfer and reducing energy consumption by orders of magnitude, ...

Sat 21 Apr 18 from TechXplore

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Structured light and nanomaterials open new ways to tailor light at the nanoscale

What happens when you excite novel assemblies of nanomaterials using structured light? Joint research between Tampere University of Technology (TUT) (Finland) and University of Tübingen (Germany) ...

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Fossilized algae hold promise for improved food safety testing

Researchers have used the fossilized remains of algae to take a key step toward being able to more sensitively detect harmful contaminants in food.

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Diamond-like carbon is formed differently to what was believed – machine learning enables development of new model

Researchers at Aalto University and Cambridge University have made a significant breakthrough in computational science by combining atomic-level modeling and machine learning. For the first ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Electrochemical tuning of single layer materials relies on defects

Perfection is not everything, according to an international team of researchers whose 2-D materials study shows that defects can enhance a material's physical, electrochemical, magnetic, energy ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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