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Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently observed for the first time ever single ions traveling through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. This achievement could lead to various industrial developments, including extremely sensitive detectors and new water-desalination system. ...

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Improving Lithium Ion Battery Life

Improving Lithium Ion Battery Life

Researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California are developing new carbon-silicon nanowire electrodes that increase the charge storage capacity of current lithium ion batteries by as much as 600 percent. Unlike recent electrodes using pure silicon, the carbon-silicon nanowires ...

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Filling Fullerene with Radioactive Atoms

Filling Fullerene with Radioactive Atoms

Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have developed a hands-off process for filling fullerenes with radioactive material. Fullerenes are hollow carbon molecules that can be filled with different types of metal atoms. This new finding could be utilized in medical ...

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Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina have shown that buckyballs could prevent bacteria and other contaminants from attaching to water pipes and the membranes used to filter water in filtration plants. When bacteria attach to these surfaces, they ...

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A Molecular Key to Halt HIV

A Molecular Key to Halt HIV

A transatlantic research team has recently identified specific molecules that could block the ability of HIV to spread through the body by binding other proteins. If their discovery can be put to use as a drug, it will save many ...

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Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a lithium-sulphur battery that can store and deliver three times more power than regular lithium ion batteries. By enhancing the electrochemical performance of a lithium-sulphur battery, the team at Waterloo’s Department of ...

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