Since August 2012 Thomas Manz Chemical and Materials Engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University and Ph D student Bo Yang have worked to develop a new more efficient selective oxidation catalyst Our new ... - Read More
Rice University scientists using an efficient metal free process have synthesized dozens of small molecule catalysts tools that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals including drugs The lab of synthetic chemist László Kürti ... - Read More
Earth abundant materials based primarily on carbon nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis This ... - Read More
Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste Batteries have ... - Read More
Using ultracold atoms as a stand in for electrons a Rice University based team of physicists has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that's vexed physicists for nearly three decades The research ... - Read More
The rapid and uniform construction of nanographene sheets has now become possible in a precisely controlled manner from a new catalytic system developed by a team of chemists at the Institute of Transformative Bio Molecules ... - Read More
Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect The researchers published their results in the journal Science in December ... - Read More
For some time now energy experts have been adamant that we will need much more clean energy in the future if we are to replace fossil fuel sources and reduce CO2 emissions For example electric ... - Read More
For more than 50 years scientists have debated what turns particular oxide insulators in which electrons barely move into metals in which electrons flow freely Some scientists sided with Nobel Prize winning physicist Nevill Mott ... - Read More
A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide TMDC materials the two dimensional semiconductors that hold great promise ... - Read More
Released 5 Aug 2014 4 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only WHAT Journalists are invited to participate in a ... - Read More
Scientists from several British Spanish and Russian research centers MIPT Institute for Spectroscopy RAS Kurchatov Institute and Kintech Lab Ltd have come up with a method of synthesizing a new type of nickel carbon compound ... - Read More
Controlling the flow of heat through materials is important for many technologies While materials with high and low thermal conductivities are available materials with variable and reversible thermal conductivities are rare and other than high ... - Read More
Magnetic devices like hard drives magnetic random access memories MRAMs molecular magnets and quantum computers depend on the manipulation of magnetic properties In an atom magnetism arises from the spin and orbital momentum of its ... - 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
America's current energy boom may take a new direction thanks to the discovery of a new way to turn raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel In the March 14 issue of Science magazine ... - Read More
When you squeeze atoms you don't get atom juice You get magnets According to a new theory by Rice University scientists imperfections in certain two dimensional materials create the conditions by which nanoscale magnetic fields ... - Read More
A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes report Cornell University and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers ... - Read More
Researchers at Kanazawa University have demonstrated a technique that allows direct functionalization of alkenes without the need for metallic reagents photolysis or extreme reaction conditions The addition of functional groups to certain unsaturated hydrocarbons known ... - Read More
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered in theory the possibility of creating large hollow magnetic cage molecules that could one day be used in medicine as a drug delivery system to non invasively treat tumors ... - Read More
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