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A case where Born-Oppenheimer Approximation breaks down

The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation is ubiquitous in molecular physics, quantum chemistry and quantum chemistry. However, Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers recently observed a breakdown of the Approximation in the reaction of fluorine with deuterium atoms.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2007

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Silicon as smooth as glass

Every irregularity no matter how small must disappear: Polishing silicon wafers for solar cells and computer chips demands the greatest precision. Until now, wafers could only be inspected after polishing. A new polishing tool continuously monitors the process.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2007

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Packaging where nothing sticks

Shaking and tapping is often the only way to get the last drop of ketchup out of the bottle. But in future, even this final drop will slide out easily onto the barbecued steak - thanks to a special nanocoating on the packaging.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2007

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Coating gives nanowires easy access to cells

Scientists in Idaho and Korea are reporting development of a protein coating that may turn nanowires into a new drug delivery system that could allow use of lower doses of medicine that are less harmful to normal cells.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2007

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Low-cost recipe for patterning microchips

Creating ultrasmall grooves on microchips - a key part of many modern technologies - is about to become as easy as making a sandwich, using a new process invented by Princeton engineers.

Posted: Sep 2nd, 2007

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Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Corrosion symposium

Top scientists and researchers in the fields of materials science and corrosion are turning to nanoscience/nanotechnology in a continuous effort to be more clear and precise in explaining natural phenomena at the macromolecular level.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2007

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