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STM sees many-body effects Jan 23, 2015

Researchers succeed in directly imaging how electrons interact with each other in a single molecule.

Technology update

QDs couple to PRCs

Plasmonic ring cavities could be good alternatives to the widely used “dimer” or “bowtie” nanoantenna structures as possible light emitting sources in all-optical chip circuits.

Hedgehog particles break the rules

Spiky structures dissolve in both hydrophobic and hydrophilic solvents – without being “chemically camouflaged”.

Triggering mineralization Nature’s way

In situ electron microscopy reveals the role acidic polymers play in allowing living organisms to form minerals.

Porphyrins split water using red light

Molecules could help in the development of low-cost artificial photosynthetic systems that can produce hydrogen fuel in a renewable way.

STM sees many-body effects

Researchers succeed in directly imaging how electrons interact with each other in a single molecule.

Courses and events

SPIE Photonics West 2015

712 Feb 2015, San Francisco, California, United States.

Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference (ISSC-20)

30 Mar2 Apr 2015, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom.

Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series


Building a brain: The atomic switch network

Speaker: James K Gimzewski from the University of California in Los Angeles

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MRS Fall 2014

We pick out some of the highlights from MRS Fall 2014.

Upconversion: When two wrongs make a right

Upconversion anti-Stokes processes allows emitted photons with higher energy than the energy of the incident photons, which may greatly benefit photovoltaic and photocatalysis technologies.

White papers

First-Order-Reversal-Curve (FORC) Measurements of Nano-Magnetic Materials

A white paper from Lake Shore Cryotronics.

An introduction to particle size characterisation by DCS

A white paper from Analytik Ltd.

Targeted patch clamping with ion conductance microscopy

A white paper from Park Systems.

ICM Image of Suspended Collagen Fibrils

A white paper from Park Systems.

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