Chemistry News
January 28, 2020

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Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by ... read more

BPA Replacement, BPS, Hinders Heart Function, Study Reveals

BPA's counterpart replacement BPS can hinder heart function within minutes of a single exposure, according to a new ... read more
Marrying theoretical work with experiments and high-tech imaging techniques, atmospheric chemists have identified a new way that ice grows in ... read more
Motorized molecules activated by light target and drill through highly antibiotic resistant bacteria and kill them within minutes. The molecules can open bacteria to attack ... read more
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Electrochemical Method for Extracting Uranium, and Potentially Other Metal Ions, from Solution

Fifty years ago, scientists hit upon what they thought could be the next rocket fuel. Carboranes -- molecules composed of boron, carbon and hydrogen atoms clustered together in three-dimensional ... read more

Less May Be More in Next-Gen Batteries

Engineers build full lithium-ion batteries with silicon anodes and an alumina layer to protect cathodes from degrading. By limiting their energy density, the batteries promise excellent stability for ... read more

Ultrafast Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects and Phenomena

Engineers have adapted a picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like ... read more

Determining the Atomic Structure of Natural Products More Rapidly and Accurately

Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. This can be a major challenge, ... read more

Flooding Damage to Levees Is Cumulative -- And Often Invisible

Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with ... read more

Nanocarbon Antenna Makes a Rare Earth Element Shine 5 Times More Brightly

A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting ... read more

Designer-Defect Clamping of Ferroelectric Domain Walls for More-Stable Nanoelectronics

Engineered defects in ferroelectric materials provides key to improved polariaztion stability, a significant step forward for domain-wall nanoelectronics in data storage. Researchers achieved ... read more

Buckyballs Can Pave the Way for Molecular Electronics

Organic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) have been around for over forty years. The most widely used form is based on thiols, bound to a metal surface. However, exposure of these monolayers to air ... read more

Addressing Global Warming With New Nanoparticles and Sunshine

Harvesting sunlight, IBS scientists reported a new strategy to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen (O2) and pure carbon monoxide (CO) without side-products in water. This artificial ... read more

Light-Up Wheels: Unique Organic Light-Emitting Molecular Emitters

Researchers synthesized novel OLEDs based on efficient ring-shaped molecular macrocycles. This work may help lead to sensitive, yet inexpensive, chemical ... read more

Walking With Atoms: Chemical Bond Making and Breaking Recorded in Action

Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half a million times smaller than the width of a ... read more

Chemists Allow Boron Atoms to Migrate

Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, the conversion of substances commonly ... read more

New Material Is Heat-Insulating and Heat-Conducting at the Same Time

Scientists have developed and characterized a novel, extremely thin and transparent material that has different thermal conduction properties depending on the direction. While it can conduct heat ... read more

'Melting Rock' Models Predict Mechanical Origins of Earthquakes

Engineers have devised a model that can predict the early mechanical behaviors and origins of an earthquake in multiple types of rock. The model provides new insights into unobservable phenomena that ... read more

New Optical Technique Captures Real-Time Dynamics of Cement Setting

Researchers have developed a nondestructive and noninvasive optical technique that can determine the setting times for various types of cement paste, which is used to bind new and old concrete ... read more

Lights on for Germ-Free Wound Dressings

Infections are a dreaded threat that can have fatal consequences after an operation, in the treatment of wounds, and during tissue engineering. Biomimetic hydrogels with 'built-in' ... read more

A Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring

A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially ... read more

Potassium-Driven Rechargeable Batteries: An Effort Towards a More Sustainable Environment

Concerns about the scarcity of lithium and other materials necessary in the now-ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries have recently driven many researchers to look for alternatives, such as sodium and ... read more

Researchers Gain Control Over Internal Structure of Self-Assembled Composite Materials

Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, ... read more

Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Production Sites Visible from Space

US and European satellites help scientists measure nitrogen dioxide from drilling, production and ... read more

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