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Novel tungsten oxide nanotubes expected to be useful as indoor photocatalysts

Researchers in Japan have successfully synthesized tungsten oxide nanotubes by a simple hydrothermal method. These nanotubes are composed of aggregates of crystallites and have a nanoporous structure with fine, nanometer-scale pores on their walls. This structure provides the nanotubes with a large specific surface area, enabling high photocatalytic activity.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2008

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Trends in Nanotechnology event covered new and existing European projects

The ninth edition of the Trends in Nanotechnology Conference (September 1-5, 2008) held in Oviedo, Spain, presented a broad range of current research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as related policies (European Commission, etc.) or other kind of initiatives (iNANO, CIC nanoGUNE, GDR-E, etc.).

Posted: Sep 12th, 2008

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Lasers pushing the limits - a departure for more extreme light-matter interactions

In a quest to push the limits of intensity to achieve extreme light-matter interactions in large molecules, a team of researchers from RIKEN?s Advanced Science Institute in Wako, the SPring-8 Center in Harima, and the University of Tokyo, has demonstrated the ionisation and consequently the dissociation of nitrogen molecules using a free-electron laser.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2008

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'Impossible' molecule undergoes improbable chemistry

An unusual molecule once thought to be too strained to exist has been transformed into another contorted compound by RIKEN chemists, testing the limits of how far carbon-based molecules can be distorted by combining them with metal atoms.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2008

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Nano-size 'cargo ships' in blood stream target and kill tumor cells

Scientists have developed nanometer-sized 'cargo ships' that can sail throughout the body via the bloodstream without immediate detection from the body's immune radar system and ferry their cargo of anti-cancer drugs and markers into tumors that might otherwise go untreated or undetected.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2008

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Workshop on nanowire growth mechanisms

It is the aim of this workshop to stimulate discussions and understanding of the general mechanisms and structural features behind self-assembled nanowire growth within the wide range of materials systems.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2008

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