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March 29, 2013
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New Technique Creates Stronger, Lightweight Magnesium Alloys

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace industries. Engineers constantly seek strong, lightweight materials for use in cars and planes … Continue reading

October 27, 2012
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How Silver Turns People Blue

Ingesting silver — in antimicrobial health tonics or for extensive medical treatments involving silver — can cause argyria, condition in which the skin turns grayish-blue. Brown researchers have discovered how that happens. The process is similar to developing black-and-white photographs, … Continue reading

July 1, 2012
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Opposites Attract

UD professor reports milestone in fuel cell membrane research It looks like a plastic candy wrapper that’s been charred on both sides, but it may hold the solution to commercially viable fuel cells. About the thickness of a human hair, … Continue reading

June 6, 2012
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How Ion Bombardment Reshapes Metal Surfaces

Ion bombardment of metal surfaces is an important, but poorly understood, nanomanufacturing technique. New research using sophisticated supercomputer simulations has shown what goes on in trillionths of a second. The advance could lead to better ways to predict the phenomenon … Continue reading

November 26, 2011
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On the Road to Plasmonics with Silver Polyhedral Nanocrystals

*Berkeley Lab Researchers Find Simpler Approach to Making Plasmonic Materials* The question of how many polyhedral nanocrystals of silver can be packed into millimeter-sized supercrystals may not be burning on many lips but the answer holds importance for one of … Continue reading

December 18, 2010
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Study Improves Understanding of Method for Creating Multi-Metal Nanoparticles

A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University sheds light on how a technique that is commonly used for making single-metal nanoparticles can be extended to create nanoparticles consisting of two metals – and that have tunable properties. … Continue reading