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Article ID: 694383

Nanodiamonds Are Forever

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers have created a self-generating, very-low-friction dry lubricant that lasts so long it could almost be confused with forever.

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10-May-2018 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694294

APS-CNM Users Meeting Helps Scientists Plan for an Even Brighter Future

Argonne National Laboratory

The Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials will host the APS-CNM Users Meeting to be held at Argonne from May 7 to 10.

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9-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694203

Engineers Studying Nanodefects Suspected of Causing Early Failures of Electrical Materials

Iowa State University

Breakdowns in electrical materials can lead to short circuits and blown fuses, robbing the power grid and even cell phones of reliability and efficiency. Iowa State's Xiaoli Tan is working to be the first to see and record how nanoscale defects in electrical insulators may evolve into material breakdowns.

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8-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694140

Chemists Develop Improved Method to Create Artificial Photosynthesis

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Patent-pending method could lead to a reliable, economical and sustainable way to create and store energy from sunlight.

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7-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694112

Introducing Graduate Students Across the Globe to Photon Science

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven Lab recently started an online course to teach graduate students about the advanced material characterization techniques available at the National Synchrotron Light Source II.

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7-May-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693884

Nanoscale Measurements 100x More Precise, Thanks to Improved Two-Photon Technique

University of Warwick

The precision of measuring nanoscopic structures could be substantially improved, thanks to research involving the University of Warwick and QuantIC researchers at the University of Glasgow and Heriot Watt University into optical sensing.

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2-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693965

Brookhaven Lab's Matthew Sfeir Named a Battelle "Inventor of the Year"

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Matthew Sfeir--a chemical physicist at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials--is being recognized for his research to develop enabling technologies for next-generation electronic devices, particularly in the areas of thin-film optics and solar cells.

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3-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693922

Newly Improved Glass Slide Turns Microscopes Into Thermometers

University at Buffalo

A study published today in Nature Communications describes how an updated version of the microscope slide can enable scientists to see tiny objects while also measuring their temperature. The advancement, made possible by a new transparent, has the potential to streamline and enhance scientific research worldwide, from clandestine government biology labs to high school chemistry classes. It may also have implications in computers, electronics and other industries.

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2-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693916

Research Demonstrates New Approach to Study Properties of Nanodroplets

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

U of A chemists find new methods of calculating the internal pressure and surface tension of tiny drops of liquid.

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2-May-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693868

Novel Reaction Could Spark Alternate Approach to Ammonia Production

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The search for a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly method of ammonia production for fertilizer has led to the discovery of a new type of catalytic reaction.

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2-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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