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July 3, 2014
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Playing Pool with Carbon Atoms

UA physicists have discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene. The finding could lead to smaller and faster microprocessors. A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly … Continue reading

October 4, 2013
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Flawed Diamonds: Gems for New Technology

Using ultra-fast laser pulses, a team of researchers led by UA assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds containing nitrogen-vacancy centers – promising candidates for a variety of technological advances such … Continue reading

July 7, 2013
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Mystery of the mutant polyomavirus

A new study shows that common mutant forms of the deadly JC polyomavirus are not responsible for the pathogen’s main attack, which causes a brain-damaging disease in immunocompromised patients called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. But that finding raises the ominous question of what the … Continue reading

September 21, 2012
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Create First 3-D Model of a Protein Critical to Embryo Development

The first detailed and complete picture of a protein complex that is tied to human birth defects as well as the progression of many forms of cancer has been obtained by an international team of researchers led by scientists with … Continue reading

July 28, 2012
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Entropy Can Lead to Order, Paving The Route to Nanostructures

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Researchers trying to herd tiny particles into useful ordered formations have found an unlikely ally: entropy, a tendency generally described as “disorder.” Computer simulations by University of Michigan scientists and engineers show that the property can nudge … Continue reading

March 22, 2012
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Better Organic Electronics

*Berkeley Lab Researchers Show the Way Forward for Improving Organic and Molecular Electronic Devices* Future prospects for superior new organic electronic devices are brighter now thanks to a new study by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
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Touch of Gold Improves Nanoparticle Fuel-Cell Reactions

Chemists at Brown University have created a triple-headed metallic nanoparticle that reportedly performs better and lasts longer than any other nanoparticle catalyst studied in fuel-cell reactions. The key is the addition of gold: It yields a more uniform crystal structure … Continue reading

February 26, 2012
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Correct Protein Folding:

*Berkeley Lab Researchers Identify Structure of Key Control Element Behind Protein Misfolding That Can Lead to Disease* The gold standard for nanotechnology is nature’s own proteins. These biomolecular nanomachines – macromolecules forged from peptide chains of amino acids – are … Continue reading