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Chemistry News
December 8, 2019

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In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe. But that's not all. In such intense ... read more
Research has chemists one step closer to recreating nature's most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen gas. This new development may help clear the path for the ... read more
Experiments are casting a new light on Egyptian soil and ancient mummified bone samples that could provide a richer understanding of daily life and environmental conditions ... read more
Scientists have designed an affordable 'flow battery' membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the ... read more
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Smog-Eating Graphene Composite Reduces Atmospheric Pollution

A graphene-titania photocatalyst degrades up to 70% more atmospheric NOx than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real ... read more

Bending an Organic Semiconductor Can Boost Electrical Flow

Slightly bending semiconductors made of organic materials can roughly double the speed of electricity flowing through them and could benefit next-generation electronics such as sensors and solar ... read more

Making Higher-Energy Light to Fight Cancer

Researchers have achieved photon up-conversion, the emission of light with energy higher than the one that excites the material, using carefully designed structures containing silicon nanocrystals ... read more

Sustaining Roads With Grape and Agricultural Waste

The US spends $5 billion a year to repair damages to road infrastructure from winter snow and ice control operations and the use of traditional deicers. A team of researchers is developing a more ... read more

Daylight Damage to Photovoltaics

A research team has investigated the ways sunlight can degrade the efficiency of newly developed organic photovoltaics over time. This work may assist in the wide commercialization of next-generation ... read more

'Clever Drugs for Slimy Bugs' in Fight Against Staph Infections

Bacterial biofilms that develop around golden staph infections make treatment difficult and prolonged, but researchers have shown in laboratory work that the hybrid antibiotics they have developed ... read more

Providing Safe, Clean Water

In many parts of the world, access to clean drinking water is far from certain. Filtration of large volumes of water, however, is slow and impractical. Scientists have now introduced a new water ... read more

Additive Manufacturing and NI/TI Metal Bolster Cooling Technology

Scientists have developed a novel elastocaloric cooling material, comprised of a nickel (Ni)-titanium (Ti) alloy and sculpted using additive technology, that is highly efficient, eco-friendly and ... read more

Cutting Nanoparticles Down to Size

A new technique in chemistry could pave the way for producing uniform nanoparticles for use in drug delivery ... read more

Building a Better Battery With Machine Learning

Researchers have turned to the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to dramatically accelerate battery ... read more

Big Trucks, Little Emissions

Researchers reveal a new integrated, cost-efficient way of converting ethanol for fuel blends that can reduce greenhouse gas ... read more

Biotech Breakthrough Turns Waste Biomass Into High Value Chemicals

A move towards a more sustainable bio-based economy has been given a new boost by researchers who have been able to simplify a process to transform waste materials into high value ... read more

New Study Analyzes Viability of Sustainable Fuels

New technology to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be price-competitive with conventional fuels while retaining the sustainability ... read more

Milestone in Quantum Standardization

Researchers have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers. The new method, called cycle benchmarking, allows ... read more

Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Gout-Causing Compounds

Scientists have developed an easier way to mass-produce highly sensitive sweat sensors that can detect a variety of low-concentration compounds related to health ... read more

A Missing Link in Haze Formation

Hazy days don't just block the view; they mean the air contains particulate matter that can compromise human health. Chemists have now discovered a way that alcohols can balance out the ... read more

Ammonia Synthesis Made Easy With 2D Catalyst

Researchers use their knowledge of 2D nanomaterials and develop a 'green' method for the small-scale synthesis of ... read more

Clean Air Research Converts Toxic Air Pollutant Into Industrial Chemical

A toxic pollutant produced by burning fossil fuels can be captured from the exhaust gas stream and converted into useful industrial chemicals using only water and air thanks to a new advanced ... read more

Old Newspapers Can Be Used to Grow Carbon Nanotubes

New research has found that old newspaper provide a cheap and green solution for the bulk production of single walled carbon ... read more

Efficient Bottom-Up Synthesis of New Perovskite Material for the Production of Ammonia

Scientists found a way to synthesize a special type of perovskite that promotes the production of ammonia, which has key applications in fertilizer production and hydrogen energy. This new synthesis ... read more

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