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Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

Study demonstrates that quantum holograms could be a candidate for becoming quantum information memory

23-10-2014

Russian scientists have developed a theoretical model of quantum memory for light, adapting the concept of a hologram to a quantum system. These findings from Anton Vetlugin and Ivan Sokolov from St. Petersburg State University in Russia are published in a study in EPJD. The authors demonstrate ...

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Getting the salt out

Study shows electrodialysis can provide cost-effective treatment of salty water from fracked wells

23-10-2014

The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct of the process is millions of gallons of water that's much saltier than seawater, after leaching salts from rocks deep below the surface. Now researchers ...

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Light bending material facilitates the search for new particles

22-10-2014

Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish the particles.To investigate the matter's smallest ...

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Dr. Thomas Wehlage (BASF) new Euro Chlor Chairman

21-10-2014

The Euro Chlor General Assembly has chosen Dr. Thomas Wehlage (BASF) as new Chairman of the Management Committee for a two year period. Dr. Wehlage holds a Degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Hamburg and did a Postdoc at Harvard University, Cambridge/USA. He started his career in ...

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Oxea Announces Price Increases for 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid

21-10-2014

Oxea will increase list and off-list prices on the following product effective November 1, 2014, or as contracts allow. Product North America (US$/lb) Latin America (US$/mt) 2-Ethylhexanoic acid $0,05 $110

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Solar Cell Contacts From Tubes

Innovative Fine Line Metallization Technology Promises Higher Efficiency Values

20-10-2014

Together with industrial partners Merck, Heraeus and ASYS, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have developed innovative new materials and contactless techniques for applying ultrafine, homogeneous contact fingers to solar cells. This ‘dispensing’ technology can ...

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Help in the Search for the Needle in the Haystack

Physicists render usable method for detecting extremely rare inert gas isotopes for water dating

17-10-2014

In the earth and environmental sciences, radioactive isotopes, atom variants that decay over time, play a major role in age determination. A radioactive isotope of the inert gas argon (39Ar), for example, is used to determine the age of water or ice. Such isotopes are extremely rare, however – ...

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BASF to divest global textile chemicals business

Business to become part of Archroma’s Textile Specialties

17-10-2014

BASF and Archroma have agreed on the sale of BASF’s global textile chemicals business to Archroma, a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper and emulsions industries. Archroma is a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm with focus on the specialty ...

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Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized in ordinary kitchen microwave oven

16-10-2014

Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cells. Their results are published in the ...

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New light on the "Split Peak" in x-ray (RIXS) spectra of Alcohols

16-10-2014

New study from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in the journal "Structural Dynamics" makes sense of mysterious spectra, paving way for RIXS spectroscopy probe dynamic electronic structure of complex liquids and materials For scientists probing the electronic structure of materials using a relatively new ...

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