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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Division

ORNL group finds new way to tune band gaps in metal oxide films

By / March 13, 2012

ORNL’s material scientists developed a synthesis strategy for discovering novel complex-oxide thin films for stronger solar light absorption. Credit: ORNL. The research into metal oxide thin films for electronic applications continues to bear fruit. Last week I wrote about successful efforts to convert and a single layer of nickel oxide from its natural p-type state…

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Glass fiber drawing technology to process carbon nanotubes

By / April 28, 2010

According to an ORNL press release, by adapting conventional glass fiber drawing technology to process carbon nanotubes into multichannel assemblies, researchers believe they have the potential to mimic the human nervous system. “Our goal is to use our discovery to mimic nature’s design using artificial sensors to effectively restore a person’s ability to sense objects…

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New sensor exploits weakness of nano devices

By / February 16, 2010

According to a press release, Oak Ridge National Lab, via its Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Division, is developing a chemical and biological sensor with unprecedented sensitivity. The device consists of a digital camera, a laser, imaging optics, a signal generator, digital signal processing and other components that can detect tiny amounts of substances in…

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