Chemistry News
May 19, 2019

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Columbia Engineering researchers report that they have demonstrated a nearly ideal transistor made from a 2D material stack -- with only a two-atom-thick semiconducting layer ... read more
Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering ... read more

New Surface Treatment Could Improve Refrigeration Efficiency

Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial process it ... read more

Machine Learning Predicts Mechanical Properties of Porous Materials

Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials which, according to some, could be as important to the 21st century as plastics were to the ... read more
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A Step for a Promising New Battery to Store Clean Energy

Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation's power grid and longer-lasting batteries in ... read more

The smallest pixels yet created -- a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold -- could be used for new types of large-scale ... read more

Researchers have found that the enzyme responsible for the methane-methanol conversion in methanotrophic bacteria catalyzes the reaction at a site that contains just one copper ion. This finding ... read more

A Cautionary Tale for Researchers Working on Selective Drug Delivery

Many studies indicating that DNA nanostructures can enter cells more readily than simple DNA strands are flawed, according to new ... read more

Viable, Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Styrofoam

Researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for ... read more

Substrate Defects Key to Growth of 2D Materials

Creating two-dimentional materials large enough to use in electronics is a challenge despite huge effort but now, researchers have discovered a method for improving the quality of one class of 2D ... read more

Researchers Create 'Force Field' for Super Materials

Researchers have developed a revolutionary method to intricately grow and protect some of the world's most exciting nanomaterials -- graphene and carbon nanotubes ... read more

Marcus Regime in Organic Devices: Interfacial Charge Transfer Mechanism Verified

A new study shows how electrons behave in their injection into organic semiconductor films. Simulations and experiments clearly identified different transport ... read more

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is step closer, thanks to new ... read more

Radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from 20th-century nuclear bomb tests has reached the deepest parts of the ocean, a new study finds. Crustaceans in deep ocean trenches have ... read more

Development of Graphene With Enhanced Speed of High Frequency Signal Transmission

Scientists have developed high frequency signal transmission line technology which maximizes carrier concentration of graphene using graphene-amorphous carbon junction ... read more

Novel Molecular Multi-Step Photoswitches Caught in the Act

Scientists have been able to follow the entire sequence of structural transformations in a new class of molecular switches for the first time. By identifying 'control knobs' to direct their ... read more

Researchers have designed a recyclable plastic that can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level, and then reassembled into a different shape, texture, and color again and ... read more

Researchers report that they have developed a radically different desalination approach--''temperature swing solvent extraction (TSSE)''--for hypersaline brines. Their study ... read more

Bacteria-Causing Infections Can Be Detected More Rapidly

Chemists have developed a fluorescent probe, BacGo that can detect Gram-positive bacteria precisely and promptly. The research team used bacterial sludge from wastewater for the demonstration ... read more

Sensor Can Detect Spoiled Milk Before Opening

Expiration dates on milk could eventually become a thing of the past with new sensor ... read more

New Class of Catalysts for Energy Conversion

Researchers are reporting on a new class of catalysts that is theoretically suitable for universal ... read more

Driving Chemical Reactions With Light

How can chemical reactions be triggered by light, following the example of photosynthesis in nature? This process is still poorly understood. However, researchers have now uncovered a major piece of ... read more

Graphene is an extraordinary material consisting of pure carbon just a single atomic layer thick. It is extremely stable, strong and conductive. In electronics, however, graphene has crucial ... read more

Crowd Oil: Fuels from Air-Conditioning Systems

Researchers have proposed a method enabling air conditioning and ventilation systems to produce synthetic fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water from the ambient air. Compact plants are to ... read more

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