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Can an electron beam manipulate single atoms?

Can an electron beam manipulate single atoms?

Researchers at the University of Vienna, Austria, have pioneered a technique that uses electron beams to manipulate single atoms, making it possible to control...
New superconductor technology for the transmission grid

New superconductor technology for the transmission grid

Researchers have designed a superconductor technology to produce a cable for high-voltage power transmission – a feasibility study reveals advantages over a conventional cable...
Porous materials shed light on environment purification

Porous materials shed light on environment purification

A joint research group from Spain and Japan have developed porous materials that are thermally and chemically durable organic frameworks with large surface area. Over...
Launching an international laboratory to study the properties of matter

Launching an international laboratory to study the properties of matter

French researchers and Japanese engineers are teaming up to develop a new electron microscope capable of studying the properties of matter at very small...
Graphene Engineering Innovation centre announces first partners

Graphene Engineering Innovation centre announces first partners

The University of Manchester’s recently completed £60m (~€68m) Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) has agreed the first in a series of industrial partnerships to...
Graphene assembled film shows higher thermal conductivity than graphite film

Graphene assembled film shows higher thermal conductivity than graphite film

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a graphene assembled film that has over 60% higher thermal conductivity than graphite film, despite...
University collaboration reveals world’s first-ever graphene sports shoes

University collaboration reveals world’s first-ever graphene sports shoes

The world’s first-ever graphene sports shoes – made from the strongest material on the planet – have been unveiled by the University of Manchester,...
Can we boost large scale production of graphene?

Can we boost large scale production of graphene?

Boosting the production of graphene, and controlling and maintaining its unique properties, is a challenge yet to be solved. Yet, one of the barriers...
Discovery could create superior alloys with many applications

Discovery could create superior alloys with many applications

Many current and future technologies require alloys that can withstand high temperatures without corroding. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have seen a...
Spin electronics without magnetic fields: resonating low-moment magnetic materials at THz frequencies

Spin electronics without magnetic fields: resonating low-moment magnetic materials at THz frequencies

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin, the Helmholdz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the company Swissto12 attack the problem...

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