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environmental pollution

Trees Reveal the Evolution of Environmental Pollution

While walking or driving along tree-lined streets in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, you will pass many a tipuana tree (Tipuana tipu). Also known...
Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Brain Metals That May Drive Disease Progression Revealed

Breakthrough in description of metals in brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, made by international research collaboration, including University of...
fuel cells

Turbocharging Fuel Cells with a Multifunctional Catalyst

The sluggishness comes from a chemical bottleneck, the rate of processing oxygen, a key ingredient that helps fuel cells, which are related to batteries,...
Metallic Nanocrystals

Project Will Provide Reaction Kinetics Data for Deterministic Synthesis of Metallic...

In the solution-based process, precursor chemicals adsorb to nanocrystal seeds before being reduced to atoms that fuel growth of the nanocrystals. The kinetics data...
metallic glass

Creating a New Kind of Metallic Glass

By shrinking samples of metallic glass to nanoscale size, Yale researchers have discovered they can create new materials with potentially new applications. The research, published...
uraniumvideo

Uranium to Replace Plastic? Chemistry Breakthrough Could Pave the Way for...

Uranium can perform reactions that previously no one thought possible, which could transform the way industry makes bulk chemicals, polymers, and the precursors to...
Femtosecond

Improving the Femtosecond Ultrashort Pulse Laser

MXenes, conductive materials widely used in many industries, now have one more promising application: helping lasers fire extremely short femtosecond pulses, which last just...
crystalline materials

New Property Found in Unusual Crystalline Materials

Most metals and semiconductors, from the steel in a knife blade to the silicon in a solar panel, are made up of many tiny...
battery

Will Metal Supplies Limit Battery Expansion?

The dramatic rise in production of electric vehicles, coupled with expected growth in the use of grid-connected battery systems for storing electricity from renewable...
metallic glasses

Studying Entropy in Metallic Glasses

A team led by Caltech recently solved a decades-old materials science mystery by tracking down the origin of entropy in metallic glasses. Typically, atoms in...
recycling

A Second Life for Recovered Wood

Most waste wood today is either used for heating or chipped to produce particle boards. The aim of the EU-funded CaReWood (Cascading Recovered Wood)...
Electride

New Electride Made of Multiple Metals Discovered

An ionic crystal is composed of positive ions (cations) and negative ions (anions). A compound in which electrons serve as anions is called an...
2D materials

Light Forces Electrons to Follow the Curve

An exotic phenomenon usually associated with high magnetic fields can be achieved without a magnetic field, according to theoretical predictions by researchers from A*STAR...
Nanocoating

Material-Independent Nanocoating Antimicrobial Spray Significantly Extends the Shelf Life of Produce

The edible coating on produce has drawn a great deal of attention in the food and agricultural industry. It could not only prolong postharvest...
polymer

Heat-Conducting Plastic Could Lead to Lighter Electronics, Cars

Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy-efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers—if only they were better at...
nanoscalevideo

A “Fundamental Breakthrough” For the Future of Designing Materials

A team of researchers led by Professor John Boland from Trinity's School of Chemistry, and from AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science centre based...
Superconductors

Strange Electrons Break the Crystal Symmetry of High-Temperature Superconductors

The perfect performance of superconductors could revolutionize everything from grid-scale power infrastructure to consumer electronics, if only they could be coerced into operating above...
nanomaterials

New Method Promises Easier Nanoscale Manufacturing

Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials that could open a new...
superconductors

Strange Electrons Break the Crystal Symmetry of High-Temperature Superconductors

The perfect performance of superconductors could revolutionize everything from grid-scale power infrastructure to consumer electronics, if only they could be coerced into operating above...
uranium

A Uranium-based Compound Improves Manufacturing of Nitrogen Products

Nitrogen is abundantly available in nature and forms the basis for many valuable products, both natural and artificial. This requires a reaction known as “nitrogen...