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2012-02-08 23:59:20

Scientists are reporting development of a new form of buckypaper, which eliminates a major drawback of these sheets of carbon nanotubes – 50,000 times thinner than a human hair, 10 times lighter than steel, but up to 250 times stronger – with potential uses ranging from body armor to next-generation batteries. Their report appears in the journal ACS Nano. In the study, Christopher Y. Li, Ph.D., and colleagues explain that there are several ways of making buckypaper, named for...

2010-11-23 12:51:20

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a major breakthrough that could help shape the future of nanotechnology, by demonstrating for the first time that 3-D molecular structures can be built on a surface. The discovery could prove a significant step forward towards the development of new nano devices such as cutting-edge optical and electronic technologies and even molecular computers. In a paper published in the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry, the team of chemists and...

2010-11-02 06:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nano-C, Inc. received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manufacture and sell fullerenes and PCBM, a patented fullerene derivative commonly used in Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) and other applications. Nano-C worked extensively with the EPA through the TSCA Pre-manufacture Notice ("PMN") process to develop effective environmental, health and safety protocols for the production and use of PCBM. This follows PMN...

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2010-08-30 20:20:40

Shock-synthesized diamonds said to prove a catastrophic impact killed off North American megafauna can't be foundAbout 12,900 years ago, a sudden cold snap interrupted the gradual warming that had followed the last Ice Age. The cold lasted for the 1,300-year interval known as the Younger Dryas (YD) before the climate began to warm again.In North America, large animals known as megafauna, such as mammoths, mastodons, saber-tooth tigers and giant short-faced bears, became extinct. The...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nano-C, Inc. introduced a new fullerene derivative n-type for use in Organic Photovoltaic applications. Nano-C is pleased to announce the availability of a new fullerene derivative, Indene C60 Mono Adduct ("ICMA"). ICMA's use in Organic Photovoltaic devices was described in "Indene-C60 Bis adduct: A New Acceptor for High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (4), pp 1377-1382. The performance characteristics of...

2010-04-09 13:02:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Rice University are celebrating the 25th anniversary of a breakthrough that has advanced technology in fields from medicine to baseball. Lockheed Martin is sponsoring the Year of the Nano, Rice's celebration of the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the buckminsterfullerene molecule -- the "buckyball" -- that enables nanotechnology. The buckyball, a perfect, soccer ball-shaped molecule of 60 carbon atoms, is one of the...

2010-03-18 13:46:46

University of Florida engineering researchers have found they can ignite certain nanoparticles using a low-power laser, a development they say opens the door to a wave of new technologies in health care, computing and automotive design. A paper about the research appears in this week's advance online edition of Nature Nanotechnology. Vijay Krishna, Nathanael Stevens, Ben Koopman and Brij Moudgil say they used lasers not much more intense than those found in laser pointers to light up, heat or...

2010-02-19 11:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Division of Research will present the 2010 Nobel Laureate Lecture on Friday, February 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Libby and Harry Dodson Auditorium in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Professor Sir Harold "Harry" Kroto, Ph.D. is the 1996 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the Francis Eppes Professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida...


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Synthetic Metals
2012-05-17 14:54:38

Synthetic Metals is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials. It is an international medium for the rapid publication of original research papers, short communications and subject reviews dealing with research on and applications of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures. Original manuscripts on chemical, electrochemical, electrical, photonic...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'