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Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future

Battery, nanocrystals
More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs of chemists at ETH Zurich ... - Read More

New insight into photosynthesis: Carotenoids can capture blue/green light and pass energy on to chlorophylls

Photosynthesis, Green
Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they also help ... - Read More

Material turns 'schizophrenic' on way to superconductivity

Material, Material
Rice University physicists on the hunt for the origins of high temperature superconductivity have published new findings this week about a material that becomes schizophrenic simultaneously exhibiting the characteristics of both a metallic conductor and ... - Read More

Chemistry: Elusive mechanism of widely used click reaction revealed

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have illuminated the mechanism at the heart of one of the most useful processes in modern chemistry A reaction that is robust and easy to perform it is ... - Read More

A giant step toward miniaturization: Nanotechnology transforms molecular beams into functional nano-devices

Bottom up synthesis of nanowires through metal catalyzed vapor phase epitaxy is a very attractive process to generate high quality nanowires thus providing an additional degree of freedom in design of innovative devices that extend ... - Read More

A giant step toward miniaturization: Nanotechnology transforms molecular beams into functional nano-devices with controlled atomic architectures

Bottom up synthesis of nanowires through metal catalyzed vapor phase epitaxy is a very attractive process to generate high quality nanowires thus providing an additional degree of freedom in design of innovative devices that extend ... - Read More

Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms

Building, Silicon
By introducing individual silicon atom 'defects' using a scanning tunnelling microscope scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have coupled single atoms to form quantum states Share This See Also Physics Graphene Quantum Physics Quantum ... - Read More

Light may recast copper as chemical industry 'holy grail'

Chemical industry
Wouldn't it be convenient if you could reverse the rusting of your car by shining a bright light on it It turns out that this concept works for undoing oxidation on copper nanoparticles and it ... - Read More

Picking apart photosynthesis: New insights could lead to better catalysts for water splitting

Catalysts, Photosynthesis
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into ... - Read More

Even graphene has weak spots

Materials, materials
Graphene the single atom thick form of carbon has become famous for its extraordinary strength But less than perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness according to researchers at Rice University in Houston and ... - Read More

Materials: Magnetic mystery solved

Highly porous materials known as metal organic frameworks MOFs are showing promise as catalysts and drug delivery vehicles Some scientific sleuthing by A*STAR researchers could now help industry to exploit the magnetic properties of MOFs ... - Read More

Quantum computing? Physicists' new technique for cooling molecules may be a stepping stone to quantum computing

Quantum, Quantum
The next generation of computers promises far greater power and faster processing speeds than today's silicon based based machines These quantum computers so called because they would harness the unique quantum mechanical properties of atomic ... - Read More

Imaging methodology reveals nano details not seen before: Understanding nanoparticles at atomic scale in 3-D could improve materials

Atomic, Nano
A team of scientists from the University of California Los Angeles UCLA and Northwestern University has produced 3 D images and videos of a tiny platinum nanoparticle at atomic resolution that reveal new details of ... - Read More

Researchers attach Lyme disease antibodies to nanotubes, paving way for diagnostic device

Antibodies
Early diagnosis is critical in treating Lyme disease However nearly one quarter of Lyme disease patients are initially misdiagnosed because currently available serological tests have poor sensitivity and specificity during the early stages of infection ... - Read More

Super batteries? Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries

Lithium
Hybrid ribbons of vanadium oxide VO2 and graphene may accelerate the development of high power lithium ion batteries suitable for electric cars and other demanding applications Share This See Also Batteries Graphene Materials Science Spintronics ... - Read More

Laser empties atoms from the inside out

An international team of plasma physicists has used one of the world's most powerful lasers to create highly unusual plasma composed of hollow atoms Share This See Also Physics Optics Quantum Physics Chemistry Thermodynamics Nuclear ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

Enzymes allow DNA to swap information with exotic molecules

molecules
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone resolved a longstanding puzzle permitting the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs into Ancient Greek Share This See Also Biochemistry Research Biotechnology Organic Chemistry Biochemistry RNA Protein folding Denaturation biochemistry Macromolecule ... - Read More

Breakthrough could lead to cheaper, more sustainable chemical production

Chemical, Chemical, chemical, chemical
A key advance newly reported by chemists from Brown and Yale Universities could lead to a cheaper and more sustainable way to make acrylate an important commodity chemical used to make materials from polyester fabrics ... - Read More

Electrons are not enough: Cuprate superconductors defy convention

Electrons, Electrons, Electrons
To engineers it's a tale as old as time Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons But physicists at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania found that for copper containing ... - Read More
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