The periodic table of the elements is to get crowded towards its heaviest members Evidence for the artificial creation of element 117 has recently been obtained at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research ... - Read More
Natural gas methane can be converted into hydrogen H2 which is used in clean energy synthetic fertilizers and many other chemicals The reaction requires water and a nickel catalyst Methane and water molecules attach on ... - Read More
The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors such as transition metal dichalcogenides has received a significant boost Researchers with the U S Department of Energy DOE ... - Read More
There is no disputing graphene is strong But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the miracle material for applications ... - Read More
An international team of scientists led by physicists at the University of Arkansas has tracked the dynamic movement of ripples in freestanding graphene at the atomic level This discovery advances the fundamental understanding of one ... - Read More
One strategy for addressing the world's energy crisis is to stop wasting so much energy when producing and using it which can happen in coal fired power plants or transportation Nearly two thirds of energy ... - Read More
Perimeter Associate Faculty member Sung Sik Lee is a condensed matter physicist but he has his eye on quantum gravity Lee lays out the problem Physics has one theory to describe how planets orbit the ... - Read More
Usually chemical reactions just take their course much like a ball rolling downhill However it is also possible to deliberately control chemical reactions at the Vienna University of Technology molecules are hit with femtosecond laser ... - Read More
Treating cadmium telluride CdTe solar cell materials with cadmium chloride improves their efficiency but researchers have not fully understood why Now an atomic scale examination of the thin film solar cells led by the Department ... - Read More
University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College London have performed a proof of concept experiment that will aid the future development of programmable quantum computers Many complex problems are difficult and slow ... - Read More
and it’s what Florida State Professor Thomas Albrecht Schmitt the lead researcher on the project calls “wicked stuff ” In carefully choreographed experiments Albrecht Schmitt and his colleagues found that californium had amazing abilities to ... - Read More
Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high energy laser optics X ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels ... - Read More
A research study participated in by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid UC3M has discovered that nanometric size foam structures follow the same universal laws as does soap lather small bubbles disappear in favor of the ... - Read More
Inspired by the space physics behind solar flares and the aurora a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Princeton has uncovered a new kind of magnetic behavior that could help make nuclear ... - Read More
Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices such as e readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket One approach they are trying involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers known as ... - Read More
Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity the magnetic equivalent of electricity Published today in Nature Communications a team of ... - Read More
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have developed a method for modifying organic molecules that significantly expands the possibilities for developing new pharmaceuticals and improving old ones This is a technology that can be ... - Read More
Researchers have created a new type of ultracold molecule using lasers to cool atoms nearly to absolute zero and then gluing them together a technology that might be applied to quantum computing precise sensors and ... - Read More
For the first time researchers have shown that freestanding metal membranes consisting of a single layer of atoms can be stable under ambient conditions This result of an international research team from Germany Poland and ... - Read More
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