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2010-12-10 09:44:45

Snake-like "Medusa front" offers "a view never before seen" to improve lithium batteries A benchtop version of the world's smallest battery "” its anode a single nanowire one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair "”has been created by a team led by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Jianyu Huang. To better study the anode's characteristics, the tiny rechargeable, lithium-based battery was formed inside a transmission electron microscope (TEM) at the Center for...

2010-12-07 22:25:52

Given their outstanding mechanical and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes are attractive building blocks for next-generation nanoelectromechanical devices, including high-performance sensors, logic devices, and memory elements.  However, manufacturing challenges associated with creating well-ordered arrays of individual carbon nanotubes and the nanotube-devices' prevalent failure modes have prevented any large-scale commercial use. Now, researchers at Northwestern University, the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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