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Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have reported an elegant experimental study of the melting behaviors of thin crystalline films, uncovering a variety of interesting differences between thick films of greater than four layers and thinner or single-layer films.
Discovery opens the way toward biomimetic production of ultra-strong, elastic fibers.
Supercooling, a state where liquids do not solidify even below their normal freezing point, still puzzles scientists today.
Although it looks small and unassuming, the tiny origami crane sitting in a sample dish in University of Illinois professor Jennifer Lewis' lab heralds a new method for creating complex three-dimensional structures for biocompatible devices, microscaffolding and other microsystems.
A new study from North Carolina State University shows that size plays a key role in determining the structure of certain hollow nanoparticles.
SEATTLE, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SGL Group and BMW Group jointly announced today at an event in Seattle that their joint venture, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, will build a state-of-the-art carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, WA.
A team of nanotechnology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University has used friction force microscopy to determine the nanoscale frictional characteristics of four atomically-thin materials, discovering a universal characteristic for these very different materials.
GREENVILLE, S.C., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: KEME), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, multilayer ceramic, solid aluminum, film, paper and aluminum electrolytic capacitors, announced today that a paper presented at the Capacitor and Resistor Technology Symposium (CARTS) USA in April 2009 by Dr.
GREENVILLE, S.C., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation (KEME.OB), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, multilayer ceramic, solid aluminum, plastic film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announced today that it will combine its Ceramic and Film and Electrolytics business groups to generate synergies and accelerate the activities needed to enhance the operational performance of the former Film and Electrolytic (F&E) Business Group.
A class of molecules whose size, structure and chemical composition have been optimized for photonic use could provide the demanding combination of properties needed to serve as the foundation for low-power, high-speed all-optical signal processing.
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