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Characterization news, March 2014

Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution.

Scientists have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell.

Star Trek's "tricorder" performs chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety.

Researchers have now come up with the first vibration control table of its kind to incorporate function-integrated components.

The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.

A recent study has developed a mobile app (Spectral Analyser) that allows users to link with cloud-based technology to download spectra to mobile devices.

Exploring the role of research in innovation.

Changing the characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material.

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to use near-field optical tweezers to trap a nano-size object and manipulate it in the 3 dimensions of space.

Top 10 Materials News from February 2014

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