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(1) MIT: New insights on fusion power

David Chandler, MIT News Office
December 3, 2008

Research carried out at MIT's Alcator C-Mod fusion reactor may have brought the promise of fusion as a future power source a bit closer to reality, though scientists caution that a practical fusion powerplant is still decades away.

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(2)Disappearing superconductivity reappears -- in 2-D

Scientists studying a material that appeared to lose its ability to carry current with no resistance say new measurements reveal that the material is indeed a superconductor -- but only in two dimensions. Equally surprising, this new form of 2-D superconductivity emerges at a higher temperature than ordinary 3-D superconductivity in other compositions of the same material.

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November 29, 2008

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'Bio-Rad offers either free single-user copies or site licenses for your entire department or school if you meet our eligibility requirements outlined in our Terms & Conditions of Use Agreement.

To download your free copy of the KnowItAll Informatics System, Academic Edition, you will need to make a selection above (in the download the software now section), fill out a registration form, and download the software (unless you have already done so). After that, an e-mail with product registration code(s) will be sent to you. You will then need to use this code to activate your software.

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• Automatically assign stereochemical designators for R/S centers and E/Z bonds
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• Import IR, NMR, MS, and Raman spectra, & chromatograms in common native file formats
• Create reports complete with structures, spectra, tables, & more
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AnalyzeIt™ IR & Raman to interpret spectra
• Interpret the bands in an experimental infrared or Raman spectrum
• Correlate the expected group frequencies from a structure with a spectrum
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• Import and process spectra from various instrument sources.
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• Access key spectroscopic insights by functional group
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• Calculate, display, & animate the symmetry for a molecule
• Create movies for three basic rotations
• Calculate point groups, bond lengths, angles, & dihedral angles for all atoms in the structure
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• Convert from mole to mass or mass to mole
• Calculate molecular weight from structure
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