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Laser Focus on Electron Microscopes Helps Doctoral Student Win First Fellowship

Laser Focus on Electron Microscopes Helps Doctoral Student Win First Fellowship

A doctoral candidate will receive $20,000 as part of a new annual fellowship available to Clemson University graduate students who use electron microscopes that magnify with atomic resolution. [More]
New Particle Manipulation Technique for 3D Printing Applications

New Particle Manipulation Technique for 3D Printing Applications

New York University scientists have discovered that the low-temperature microscopic particles tend to melt with the rise in temperature to moderate levels and again recombine under high temperature. This invention paves the way for the development of smart materials capable of adapting to any new environment, and for providing detailed study of 3D printing technology. [More]
Scientists Create New Hydrogen Mixture that Exhibits Different Molecular Interactions

Scientists Create New Hydrogen Mixture that Exhibits Different Molecular Interactions

Scientists have combined hydrogen (H2) and deuterium (D2) to produce a new “Phase IV” material in which molecular interaction was found to be different than previously observed. This is the first time Anderson localization from vibrational energy has been noticed during interaction with different masses in a material. [More]
Nanolobe Production Technique Holds Promise for 3D-Printed Pharmaceutical Concepts

Nanolobe Production Technique Holds Promise for 3D-Printed Pharmaceutical Concepts

Researchers from the University of Michigan have created nanolobes, which are rounded crystalline structures without any facets. The design resembles starfish shell texture, which is almost impossible to create in the laboratory. The shape of the nanolobes as well as the technique by which they are made have potential applications such as a light guide in advanced LEDs, non-reflective surfaces and solar cells. [More]

Andor Congratulates Nobel Prize Winners

This year the Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to three researchers who laid groundwork to a now-booming field of super-resolution fluorescent microscopy. WE Moerner, Eric Betzig and Stefan Hell have worked on novel... [More]
Metamaterial Illusion Coating Makes Objects Invisible to Remote Inspection

Metamaterial Illusion Coating Makes Objects Invisible to Remote Inspection

Electrical engineers at Penn State have developed an illusion coating that makes an object look like something else. They have reported this study in the scientific journal, Advanced Functional Materials. [More]
Direct Observation of Atomic Diffusion in Bulk Material

Direct Observation of Atomic Diffusion in Bulk Material

The first direct observation of atoms while in movement inside a bulk material has been made by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). They were able to directly image the movement or diffusion of single dopant atoms inside a material. [More]
FLUOROFEST 2014: Raleigh/Durham to Host Event in Conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium

FLUOROFEST 2014: Raleigh/Durham to Host Event in Conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium

Raleigh/Durham in conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium will be hosting a two-day free workshop called FluoroFest on November 6th and 7th. [More]
Metal Nanoparticles Can Deform Like a Liquid Whilst Maintaining a Stable Interior Crystal Configuration

Metal Nanoparticles Can Deform Like a Liquid Whilst Maintaining a Stable Interior Crystal Configuration

A research team from MIT has discovered a new phenomenon in metal nanoparticles in which they resemble liquid droplets and appear wobbling from the outside whilst maintaining a stable configuration on the inside. [More]
PTMA Radical Polymers Exhibit Solid-State Electrical Properties

PTMA Radical Polymers Exhibit Solid-State Electrical Properties

Scientists from Purdue University have created a new class of electrically conductive polymers known as PTMA which are likely to revolutionise the manufacture of smart lightweight batteries, ultrathin antiglare coatings and transparent solar cells for the aircraft and electronics markets in a relatively inexpensive manner. [More]