Notre Dame researchers demonstrate new DNA detection technique

Notre Dame researchers demonstrate new DNA detection technique – A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame have demonstrated a novel DNA detection method that could prove suitable for many real-world applications. Physicists Carol Tanner and Steven Ruggiero led the team in the application of a new technique called laser transmission spectroscopy (LTS). […]

Notre Dame researchers demonstrate new DNA detection technique

Notre Dame researchers demonstrate new DNA detection technique – A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame have demonstrated a novel DNA detection method that could prove suitable for many real-world applications. Physicists Carol Tanner and Steven Ruggiero led the team in the application of a new technique called laser transmission spectroscopy (LTS). […]

High-temperature Alchemist

Spent the weekend on the coast in scorching temperatures, so posting the latest Alchemist link a little late – The Alchemist Newsletter: July 27, 2011 – New understanding of high-temperature superconductors meshes theory and experiment after twenty years of research and could lead to new developments, even a temperature rise, The Alchemist learns. In energy […]

Down to earth with nanotechnology

Emilie Bigorgne of the Université Paul Verlaine – Metz and colleagues suggest that the increasing production of nanomaterials will in turn increase the release of nanosized by-products to the environment. Whether or not these particles will accumulate or be degraded and whether or not they pose an ecological risk depends on the chemical and physical […]

Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

The ‘molecular octopus’: A little brother of ‘Schroedinger’s cat’ – For the first time, the quantum behaviour of molecules consisting of more than 400 atoms was demonstrated by quantum physicists based at the University of Vienna in collaboration with chemists from Basel and Delaware. Neutral atoms made to act like electrically charged particles – Completing […]

Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Millimeter-sized monolayer crystals open the door to single crystal organic nanoelectronics – A research team have combined organic electronics with nanoelectronics and developed the first 2D crystal of organic semiconductors on the millimeter scale, the thickness of which is only a single molecular layer (3.5 nm), but with perfect long-ranged crystalline order. They report their […]