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Semiconductor Nanoflowers Hold Promise For Energy Storage And Solar Cells
2012-10-12 05:29:59

A research team from North Carolina State University has created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS), which is a semiconductor material.

Created by Digital Micrograph, Gatan Inc.
2012-10-03 14:47:27

Less Costly Ways of Sequencing DNA Could Open New Possibilities for Disease Prevention


Latest Graphite Reference Libraries

45_08f9f5837a2b81fbee66f11994590f51
2010-09-16 16:05:54

A pencil, containing a solid pigment core within a protective casing, is a common writing implement or art medium. Having a case keeps the pigment from breaking as well as from marking the user's hand. Pencils differ from pens because they leave marks by physical abrasion rather than staining the paper. The pigment leaves behind a trail of material that adheres to the sheet of paper or other writing surface. Cores are usually made of graphite mixed with clay to bind it. Graphite is durable...

28_f3cb40f4d2c3e26443d6572532294b99
2005-05-26 10:49:47

Graphite (named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789, from the Greek γραφειν: "to draw/write", for its use in pencils) is one of the allotropes of carbon. Unlike diamond, graphite is a conductor, and can be used, for instance, as the material in the electrodes of an electrical arc lamp. Occurrence Associated minerals include: quartz, calcite, micas, iron meteorites and tourmalines. Notable occurrences include New York and Texas in the USA, Russia, Mexico, Greenland,...

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Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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