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By M. Avdeev & V. Garamus
Cancer remains one of the most widespread diseases and leading cause of death worldwide, despite a certain progress in diagnosis and treatment methods in recent years. Over the past decade researchers have been investigating the use of colloidal nanoparticles to act as delivery systems for targeted cancer drugs. Read more
By Alexander Boris and Bernhard Keimer
In modern microelectronic devices, electrons flow in channels that are beginning to approach atomic dimensions. Because the heat they generate degrades the delicate atomic structures and hampers device operation, the current semiconductor-based technology is approaching fundamental limitations. Read more
By A. Drew
Spintronic devices, electronic devices that utilise the spin degree of freedom of electrons, hold unique prospects for future technology. Recent research by Dr A. Drew and colleagues shows that it may be possible to use spintronics to develop faster, smaller computer chips combining processing power and memory. The research was carried out at the Low Energy Muon Spin Rotation spectrometer of the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland, thanks to funding by NMI3. Read more