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Global warming caused by CFCs, not carbon dioxide, researcher claims in controversial study

Carbon, Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Carbon dioxide, Global warming, carbon
Chlorofluorocarbons CFCs are to blame for global warming since the 1970s and not carbon dioxide according to a researcher from the University of Waterloo in a controversial new study published in the International Journal of ... - Read More

Atom by atom, bond by bond, a chemical reaction caught in the act

Atom, Atom, Atom
When Felix Fischer of the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab set out to develop nanostructures made of graphene using a new controlled approach to chemical reactions the first result ... - Read More

Scientists capture first images of molecules before and after reaction

molecules
Every chemist's dream to snap an atomic scale picture of a chemical before and after it reacts has now come true thanks to a new technique developed by chemists and physicists at the University of ... - Read More

Discovery by physicists furthers understanding of superconductivity: Experiments show Zhang-Rice singlet state in different class of materials

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have collaborated with scientists in the United States and Asia to discover that a crucial ingredient of high temperature superconductivity could be found in an entirely different class of ... - Read More

Klein tunneling: Coupled particles cross energy wall

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
Model demonstrates that it is possible for two particles to cross an energy barrier together where a single particle could not For the first time a new kind of so called Klein tunnelling representing the ... - Read More

Diamonds, nanotubes find common ground in graphene

Diamond
What may be the ultimate heat sink is only possible because of yet another astounding capability of graphene The one atom thick form of carbon can act as a go between that allows vertically aligned ... - Read More

Brittle material toughened: Tungsten-fiber-reinforced tungsten

Material, Material
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of the vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma it being the metal with the highest melting point A disadvantage however is its brittleness which under ... - Read More

Crystal-clear method for distinguishing between glass and fluids

Glass, Crystal
Many solids are produced from melting Depending on how quickly they cool off invariably internal tensile stresses begin to build up One example are Prince Rupert's Drops or Dutch tears you can hit their thick ... - Read More

Climate researchers discover new rhythm for El Niño

Climate, climate
El Niño wreaks havoc across the globe shifting weather patterns that spawn droughts in some regions and floods in others The impacts of this tropical Pacific climate phenomenon are well known and documented A mystery ... - Read More

Atomic-scale investigations solve key puzzle of LED efficiency

Atomic
From the high resolution glow of flat screen televisions to light bulbs that last for years light emitting diodes LEDs continue to transform technology The celebrated efficiency and versatility of LEDs and other solid state ... - Read More

A quantum simulator for magnetic materials

Physicists understand perfectly well why a fridge magnet sticks to certain metallic surfaces But there are more exotic forms of magnetism whose properties remain unclear despite decades of intense research An important step towards filling ... - Read More

Biophysicists measure mechanism that determines fate of living cells

Living cells
A new tension gauge tether TGT laboratory method developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has broad applications for research into stem cells cancer infectious disease and immunology Cells in the human body ... - Read More

Stitching defects into world’s thinnest semiconductor

Semiconductor, Semiconductor, Semiconductor
In pioneering new research at Columbia University scientists have grown high quality crystals of molybdenum disulfide MoS2 the world's thinnest semiconductor and studied how these crystals stitch together at the atomic scale to form continuous ... - Read More

Quest for quantum computing advanced

Research teams from UW Milwaukee and the University of York investigating the properties of ultra thin films of new materials are helping bring quantum computing one step closer to reality An on going collaboration between ... - Read More

Detecting mirror molecules: New technique reliably tells left-handed from right-handed variant of a compound

Harvard physicists have developed a novel technique that can detect molecular variants in chemical mixtures greatly simplifying a process that is one of the most important though time consuming processes in analytical chemistry As described ... - Read More

Volcanoes cause climate gas concentrations to vary

Gas
Trace gases and aerosols are major factors influencing the climate With the help of highly complex installations such as MIPAS on board of the ENVISAT satellite researchers try to better understand the processes in the ... - Read More

Better understanding of water's freezing behavior at nanoscale

The results of a new study led by George Washington University Professor Tianshu Li provide direct computational evidence that nucleation of ice in small droplets is strongly size dependent an important conclusion in understanding water's ... - Read More

New method for tailoring optical processors

Optical, Optical
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color The breakthrough ... - Read More

Advance in nanotech gene sequencing technique

Nanotech
The allure of personalized medicine has made new more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through ... - Read More

World's smallest liquid droplets ever made in the lab, experiment suggests

Collisions
Physicists may have created the smallest drops of liquid ever made in the lab That possibility has been raised by the results of a recent experiment conducted by Vanderbilt physicist Julia Velkovska and her colleagues ... - Read More
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