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Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Helps Study How Plastic Solar Panels Work

Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Helps Study How Plastic Solar Panels Work

Scientists don't fully understand how 'plastic' solar panels work, which complicates the improvement of their cost efficiency, thereby blocking the wider use of the technology. However, researchers at the University of Montreal, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Imperial College London and the University of Cyprus have determined how light beams excite the chemicals in solar panels, enabling them to produce charge. [More]
Football-Shaped Molecules Could be Used to Watch Football

Football-Shaped Molecules Could be Used to Watch Football

This work focuses on the interactions between molecules and in particular on "amphiphilic" molecules, which contain two distinct parts to them. Household detergent is a good example of a product that relies on interacting amphiphilic molecules. [More]
Water Molecules Caged in Fullerenes for Study of Magnetic Nuclei in Hydrogen Atoms

Water Molecules Caged in Fullerenes for Study of Magnetic Nuclei in Hydrogen Atoms

Scientists are using a pioneering method of 'caging' and cooling water molecules to study the change in orientation of the magnetic nuclei at the centre of each hydrogen atom - a process which transforms the molecule from one form of water to another. [More]
Researchers Devise New Technique to Synthesize Nickel-Carbon Heterofullerenes

Researchers Devise New Technique to Synthesize Nickel-Carbon Heterofullerenes

Scientists from several British, Spanish and Russian research centers (MIPT, Institute for Spectroscopy RAS, Kurchatov Institute and Kintech Lab Ltd) have come up with a method of synthesizing a new type of nickel-carbon compound. The article titled Formation of nickel-carbon heterofullerenes under electron irradiation has been published by Dalton Transactions and is available as a pre-print at arxiv.org. The first author of the article is Alexander Sinitsa, an MIPT student, and the leading author is Andrey Popov (Institute for Spectroscopy RAS, 1989 MIPT graduate). [More]
Mechanically, Thermally Stable 3-D Metallic Carbon with Interlocking Hexagons Discovered

Mechanically, Thermally Stable 3-D Metallic Carbon with Interlocking Hexagons Discovered

Design and synthesis of three-dimensional (3D) metallic carbon that is stable under ambient conditions has been a long-standing dream. Recently a new progress has been made by Professor Wang Qian ’s research group at the Center for Applied Physics and Technology (CAPT), College of Engineering of Peking University and her collaborators in this subject. They predict the existence of such phases consisting of interlocking hexagons. [More]

Nanoscale Plasma Processing Seminars - co-hosted by Oxford Instruments and Cornell University

Leader in the manufacture of plasma etch and deposition systems, Oxford Instruments is continuing its successful programme of Seminars with ‘Nanoscale Plasma Processing’ at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA ... [More]

Graphene Opportunity Report Published by Cientifica Ltd

Cientifica today announced the availability of the Graphene Opportunity Report, authored by Tim Harper and Dexter Johnson, two of the best respected names in the nanotechnology world, with a history of being both rati... [More]

RUSNANOPRIZE Nomination Process Reveals Great Emerging Technologies in Russia

Nanotechnological Society of Russia is involved in the process of attracting strong potential applicants for the RUSNANOPRIZE Award 2013. It occurred to be a good possibility to meet break-through industrial technolog... [More]
Magnetic Hollow Cages Larger Than Original Fullerene May be Possible

Magnetic Hollow Cages Larger Than Original Fullerene May be Possible

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered, in theory, the possibility of creating large, hollow magnetic cage molecules that could one day be used in medicine as a drug delivery system to non-invasively treat tumors, and in other emerging technologies. [More]
Single Water Molecule Isolated Inside a Buckyball

Single Water Molecule Isolated Inside a Buckyball

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a technique to isolate a single water molecule inside a buckyball, or C60, and to drive motion of the so-called "big" nonpolar ball through the encapsulated "small" polar H2O molecule, a controlling transport mechanism in a nanochannel under an external electric field. [More]
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