Stretchable, degradable semiconductors
Semiconductors, which are essential components of almost all computers and electronic devices, have properties somewhere between conductors and resistors.
13 Nov 2019 ⋅ ACS Central Science
Scientists take strides towards entirely renewable energy
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have taken a giant stride towards solving a riddle that would provide the world with entirely renewable, clean energy from which water would be the only waste product.
8 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Communications
Scientists develop strategy to stabilize single atoms with ionic liquid as electronic stabilizer
Scientists have developed a strategy to stabilize isolated metal atoms on various oxide supports by using ionic liquids (ILs) as an electronic stabilizer.
4 Nov 2019 ⋅ Chem
Scientists create ‘artificial leaf’ that turns carbon into fuel
Converts harmful carbon dioxide into useful alternative fuel.
4 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Energy
New synthesis method yields degradable polymers
Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.
28 Oct 2019 ⋅ Nature Chemistry
Turning plastic trash into treasure
Catalytic method upcycles single-use plastic into high-quality liquid products.
23 Oct 2019 ⋅ ACS Central Science
Carbon grains around evolved stars
The Nanocosmos team, a Synergy project funded by the European Research Council, published today in the journal Nature Astronomy the results of a set of laboratory experiments showing that gas-phase chemistry, under conditions similar to those of a red giant star environment, can produce very efficiently small amorphous carbon grains and carbon chains similar to those found in oil.
21 Oct 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
‘Flamenco dancing’ molecule could lead to better-protecting sunscreen
Molecule that protects plants from overexposure to light repurposed as a UV filter for sunscreen by University of Warwick scientists and team of collaborators.
18 Oct 2019 ⋅ Nature Communications
Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature
A UMD-led team chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions - quasi-particles potentially useful in bioimaging, chemical sensing and quantum computing
16 Oct 2019 ⋅ ACS Central Science